The state commissioner for education also hinted that government is committed on its resolve in sustaining digital learning in public schools in the state.
Professor Ebeku made the disclosure in a statement on the sidelines of the commemoration of the 2021 International literacy day themed “Literacy for a human-centered recovery: Narrowing the digital divide”.
“Prior to March 2020, digital learning in sub-Sahara Africa was a grey area, unexplored, with majority of learners confined to the conventional teaching style, and during the out- break of Coronavirus pandemic, the lapses of physical learning and its adverse effects on the closure of education institutions across countries were laid bare,” he said.
The Education Commissioner recalled that in April 2020 the State Government moved towards introduced e- learning programme that catered for pupils and students in public and private schools, thus providing an alternative to physical learning.
He said the programme, the first of its kind in the the state, recorded impressive success despite initial bottlenecks.
Presently, the State is determined to sustaining the programme in schools with the provision of ICT education for students and teachers in public schools.
He further maintained that the government of Rivers State is committed to advancing the education sector in the State through programs centered on e-education and called for inclusive participation of the public in achieving an education system largely anchored on e-learning.
International Literacy Day is observed on September 8 every year to raise awareness and concern for literacy problems that exist within our own local communities as well as globally.