Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of lagos State has approved special e-portals for tertiary institutions in the state to commence online lectures to their students as part of measures to reduce the impact of Coronavirus on education.
Tokunbo Wahab, Special Adviser to the Governor on Education, in a statements listed the seven schools that will benefit from the initiative as Lagos State University (LASU), Lagos State Polytechnic, Adeniran Ogunsanya College of Education, Michael Otedola College of Primary Education, Lagos State University College of Medicine (LASUCOM), Lagos College of Health Technology and Lagos State College of Nursing and Midwifery.
The statement said Sanwo-Olu approved the virtual classes to ensure physical distancing among students and their lecturers. The move will also help in the maintenance of the State’s tertiary academic calendar despite the COVID-19 pandemic.
All students were enjoined to maximise the unique opportunity to keep themselves engaged while the lockdown arising from the pandemic lasts.
“Our special thanks must go to Mr. Governor for this approval and for making Lagos the pacesetter among 21st century knowledge-driven societies,” the statement said.