Babajide Sanwo-Olu, Lagos State Governor, has approved special e-portals that will allow Lagos State tertiary institutions to commence online lectures as part of measures to reduce the impact of Coronavirus on education.
The seven schools that will benefit from the initiative are Lagos State University (LASU), Lagos State Polytechnic, Adeniran Ogunsanya College of Education.
Others are 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.
This was disclosed in a statement signed Tokunbo Wahab, Special Adviser to the Governor on Education.
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.
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All students should 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”.