Ondo partners computer firm on e-learning

The Ondo State Government on Thursday said it has partnered a firm, Quickens Computers to provide a platform for electronic-learning, in a bid to ensure pupils get access to studies during the stay-at-home order of the government.

The state government had ordered the closure of all educational institutions as part of the measures to stop the spread of COVID-19 in the state.
The state Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Mr Femi Agagu, in a statement explained that the partnership had resulted to various educational broadcasts on both the radio and television across the state to ensure the teaching of different subjects.

Agagu added that the partnership was to ensure school curriculum and the proper academic standard was maintained irrespective of the school closure.

He said the e-learning was part of Governor Rotimi Akeredolu’s commitment to repositioning the education sector in the state.

The Managing Director of Quickens Computers, Mr. Lawrence Ehindero, stated that the e-learning would ensure teachers at various levels were ICT compliance.

Ehindero said the platform would ensure the availability of comprehensive database for planning purposes, human resources and information management, urging parents to allow their children to have access to their mobile phones to log in to their individual school websites already captured into the system.

He said, “It helps to reduce to the barest minimum, issues relating to ghost students, pupils and teachers as they will all have unique identification numbers and ensure proper tracking. The educational portal will provide parents with instant access to information relating to their children.”

Source: PUNCH

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