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‘School-on-Air’ continues after schools resume – Oyo Govt

The Oyo State government has said that once students resume on 21 September, it will keep broadcasting the ‘School on Air” broadcasts on select radio stations in the state for the next three months.

“It will air on all government-owned radio stations,” said Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Barr. Olasunkanmi Olaleye. He spoke on Amuludun 99.1 FM in Ibadan. “Wherever these are not available, we will work with private radio stations to ensure we reach all students in the state. Classes will continue throughout the new term.”

He made this point while responding to a question about how students would catch up with the curriculum since they were promoted on the basis of continuous assessment for two out of the standard three-term session.

He added that only schools which have received the necessary approval and have been issued certificates can open their gates for resumption.

Schools, he said, have been trained to keep all Covid-19 precautions to ensure students are not at risk of contracting the disease.

“We have also been meeting with institutions of higher learning and we have shared with them all essential guidelines for both academic and Covid-19 purposes,” Olaleye added. “Also in Oyo, we have a Schools Governing Board and Schools-based management Committee, who are basically the representatives of government to help with school inspections if and when they become necessary. We can reach them all with a single message to update them on what they need to know.”

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