The Lagos State Commissioner for Education, Mrs Folasade Adefisayo, has said plans are underway for the establishment of a radio station dedicated to education.
She noted that the initiative would expand the time for airing of educational contents.
Adefisayo spoke on Monday during the donation of 5,000 transistor radios and 5,000 face masks by the Committee of Wives of Lagos State Officials in partnership with the Office of the Lagos State First Lady to the Ministry of Education.
It was learnt that the items would be distributed across the state, including riverine areas, as a response to the challenges thrown up by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The commissioner said the donations would improve access to education, adding that some radio stations had already signed on to the learning programmes of the ministry to engage pupils throughout the period of the pandemic.
Earlier, the state Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, commended COWLSO for the donations.
“I understand that this is the first batch; others will come in. This is a new norm and so we need to adapt to the new realities of where we find ourselves and so this is part of adaptability and innovation has to come to learning,” he added.
The COWLSO Chairman, Dr Ibijoke Sanwo-Olu, urged corporate organisations, religious bodies, human rights activists and other stakeholders to support government’s effort to play up education and engender a better future for pupils in the state.