The Oyo State government has launched a school-on-air learning programme in all public secondary schools.
The Commissioner for Education, Professor Adeniyi Olowofela, in an interview with reporters in Ibadan, said the school-on-air programme is a unified controlled computer programme where videos of educational content of 16 subjects are deployed to all the 635 public secondary schools in the state.
He said the aim is to get SSS III students adequately prepared for the 2018 SSCE and NECO examinations as well as enhancing effective learning especially in areas where some subjects’ teachers are not well acquainted.
He said subjects in the programme include: Mathematics, English Language, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Economics, Government, Literature in English, Civic Education, Financial Accounting, Agricultural Science, Commerce and Geography.
“It is no gainsaying that illiterates of today are not those that can’t read or write. The scope has been expanded to include the inability to operate computers and other related Information, Communication and Technology gadgets.
“A body like the Ministry of Education would, therefore, be (failing) in his responsibilities if it is making no remarkable effort to liberate the school-age children at a time when every activity is now e-based in areas like governance, banking, commerce, information sourcing, examinations and so on,” he said