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USOSA creates e-learning platform, seeks FG’s collaboration

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Minister of State for Education, Emeka Nwajiuba with USOSA members during their visit


The Unity Schools Old Students Association (USOSA) has developed an e-learning solution for the use of 104 Unity Schools and others across the country.

The e-learning platform was designed by Study Lab for USOSA as a response to the COVID-19 pandemic. President General of USOSA, Lawrence Anirejuoritse Wilbert, disclosed this when members of the association paid a courtesy visit to the Minister of State for Education, Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba in his office.

Wilbert said the association had been working assiduously to contribute to the development of all Unity Schools across the country.

He also commended the minister for embarking on an assessment tour of all unity schools in the country.
 

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The president general also spoke on the need for all the 104 Unity Schools to be repositioned to attract foreign students. He also urged the minister to involve members of the association in reorganising admission process into the unity schools.
 
He said: “I am aware that at the recent annual meeting you had with Principals of Federal Unity Colleges in February this year, you affirmed the new direction to reform learning, curriculum and pedagogy in Nigeria and further highlighted the objective of quality education for all, thus collective support, co-operation and sincere commitment of all key players is needed. This is sweet to our ears.
 
“We seek collaboration with the Federal Ministry of Education to deploy a comprehensive learning management system (USOSA Virtual Schools (UVS) solution), which experts in USOSA have developed to meet the current needs of our centres of educational excellence and surmount some of the teaching and learning challenges posed by COVID-19.”
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For effective collaboration, Wilbert urged the minister to consider reactivation of USOSA desk within the ministry, and review schools based management committee (SBMC) framework to strengthen the role of alumni by having the association’s representative, among others.

USOSA Vice President, Michael Magaji, explained that the platform was designed to boost students’ performance in the country as part of the association’s contribution to the education sector.

Magaji emphasised the need for collaboration and endorsement of the platform by the ministry for effective deployment across the country.
  
Nwajiuba assured that the ministry would collaborate with the association in the deployment of e-learning platform. He also commended members of the group for their contributions to their alma mater.

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