Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has approved special e-portals for the commencement of online lectures for the state tertiary institutions, as part of measures embarked upon by the government to reduce the impact of COVID-19 pandemic on education.
The schools that will benefit from this innovative initiative include: Lagos State University, LASU; Lagos State Polytechnic, LASPOTECH; Adeniran Ogunsanya College of Education, AOCOED; Michael Otedola College of Primary Education, MOCPED; Lagos State University College of Medicine, LASUCOM; Lagos College of Health Technology and Lagos State College of Nursing and Midwifery.
A statement signed by the Special Adviser on Education to the governor, Tokunbo Wahab said that Sanwo-Olu approved the virtual classes to ensure physical distancing among students and their lecturers.
The statement added that the move will also help to maintain the academic calendar of tertiary institutions in the Centre of Excellence, despite the ravaging COVID-19 pandemic, which had locked down the state for almost one month now.
Wahab therefore urged all students to maximise the unique opportunity provided by the initiative to keep themselves engaged while the lockdown arising from the pandemic lasts.
He said, “Our special thanks must go to Mr. Governor for this approval and for making Lagos the pacesetter among 21st century knowledge-driven societies.”