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Oyo commences radio lessons for primary school pupils


The Oyo State Government has commenced airing lessons in English Language and Mathematics for primary school pupils on the radio.

This, according to the Executive Chairman of the State Universal Basic Education Board, Dr. Nureni Adeniran, is in fulfilment of the government’s promise to reduce the negative impact of schools’ closure as a result of the COVID-19 on pupils.

Adeniran said there would be a broadcast of the interactive radio instruction initiative, tagged, ‘OyoSUBEB Learning-on-air,’ on Oluyole 98.5 FM, while a simulcast would be aired on Oke-Ogun 96.3 FM and Ajilete 92.1 FM.


He stated that the programme, which covers Basic 1-6, is part of the strategic efforts of Governor Seyi Makinde’s administration to keep pupils busy during the ongoing sit-at-home period and to reduce the negative impacts of school closure on pupils.

“The programme is designed to start with the teaching of English Language and Mathematics, while we may include other subjects subsequently. It would be on air from Monday, April 20 and would run every day, except on Sundays,” he disclosed

According to the schedule made available by the Board, the lessons would air twice every-day from Monday to Saturday, with broadcast on Mondays at 10 a.m and 4.05 p.m; Tuesdays at 10 a.m. and 4.30 p.m; Wednesdays at 10 a.m. and 4.05 p.m; Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.; Fridays at 10 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. and Saturdays at 12 noon and 5:00 p.m.

Adeniran urged parents and guardians to ensure that their children and wards pay attention to participate actively in the process.


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