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Lagos State government has unveiled the EkoDigitalSchool.com website, an online learning platform designed to engage students in classroom activities.

In her address at the official launch and unveiling of the initiative, the Commissioner for Education, Mrs. Folasade Adefisayo, said the platform is in line with the education cum technology agenda of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu’s administration, adding that the ‘EkoDigitalSchool’ is an online platform established to ensure continuous learning for all children in Lagos State.

Explaining that the platform would enable students, either in or out of school, to have uninterrupted learning arrangement, she said the initiative is in fulfilment of Four Education Transformation focus areas, namely: Invest in Technology as a Learning Aid; Improve Overall Student Welfare and Capacity Development; Improve the Capacity and Welfare of School Personnel, and Establish and Leverage Impactful Public-Private Partnerships.

She reiterated plans by the government to provide devices for all teachers in secondary schools, just like the administration provided over 15,000 devices for primary school teachers through the Eko-Excel programme.

The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Education, Mrs. Abosede Adelaja, said in meeting the 21st Century requirements, Mr. Governor had approved various programmes and initiatives in the education sector towards the academic success of students in public schools.

The Co-Founder/CEO of Chronicles Software Development, Mr. Oluwakoyejo Oluwatosin, explained that the digital school is built on a cloud architecture that can accommodate over 10 million students concurrently.

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