Lockdown: Oyo to commence Radio lessons for Primary pupils Monday

Oyo State Governor

The Oyo State Government has announced that lessons in English language and Mathematics for primary school pupils will commence in the State on Monday, 20th April, 2020.

Announcing the intiative, the Executive Chairman, Oyo State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB), Dr Nureni Adeniran, said of the interactive radio instruction initiative tagged ‘OyoSUBEB Learning-on-air’ will be broadcast on Oluyole 98.5 FM, while a simulcast would be aired on Oke-Ogun 96.3 FM and Ajilete 92.1 FM.

Adeniran said the programme, which covers Basic 1-6, is part of efforts of Governor Seyi Makinde’s administration to keep pupils busy during the ongoing sit-at-home period and to reduce the negative effects of school closure on pupils’ academics.

“The programme is designed to start with the teaching of the English language and Mathematics, while we may include other subjects subsequently.

“The programme will be on air from Monday, April 20, 2020, and will run every day, except on Sundays.”

The lessons is however scheduled by the board to be aired twice every day from Monday to Saturday.

The details of the programme showed it will be broadcast on Mondays at 10 a.m and 4.05 p.m; Tuesdays 10.00 a.m. and 4.30 p.m; Wednesdays at 10 a.m. and 4.05 p.m.

Other days are Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.; Fridays at 10 a.m. and 3:00 p.m., while on Saturdays pupils would enjoy the interactive programme at 12 noon and 5:00 p.m.

The SUBEB Chairman however urged parents and guardians to ensure that their children and wards pay attention to the educational programme and participate actively in the learning process.

He noted that the initiative is in fulfilment of government’s promise to reduce the negative impact of schools’ closure on pupils as a result of the COVID-19.


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