Lagos State Government has stated that arrangements have been made for 10,000 radio sets to be given to pupils to continue schooling at home as part of measures to ensure schools are safely reopened for final year students.
The state commissioner of education, Folasade Adefisayo disclosed this in a recent interview with TheCable.
He noted that the distribution of the radio sets will be made to students in underserved communities.
Adefisayo in his interview said;
“I started crowdfunding efforts with our partners to buy radios and we will start distribution of 10,000 radios tomorrow so that the children can join radio lessons. So far, the children have been responding to their teachers on WhatsApp. As for the other devices, the devices from our partners, it has been programmed so that it is only the curriculum that is on them.”
No doubt that radio is a very powerful and popular means of information dissemination, entertainment and learning globally. But can it be effective on its own?