Anambra State’s children in primary and secondary schools have expressed their appreciations to the education passionate Governor of Anambra State, Chief Sir Wilie Obiano, for the migration of classrooms to radio, television and Facebook, through the ABS/ Ministry of Basic Education’s program titled, “Anambra Teaching on Air.

The children who were visibly happy stated that Gov. Willie Obiano has once more demonstrated his love for the Anambra child, stated that through the Anambra Teaching on Air, they would no longer be adversely affected by the closure of schools, occasioned by the coronavirus pandemic.

Master Okwudili Umegbolu of Community Secondary School Agulu, while commending Governor Obiano for the laudable initiative, appreciated the Basic Education Commissioner, Prof Kate Omenugha and Education family for driving the process. He stressed the need for parents and guardians to be sensitized on the importance of allowing their children and wards to be part of the program.

In her own reaction, Miss Chidumaga Nnaemeka of St Mary the Virgin Convent Ufuma thanked Gov. Obiano, Commissioner Omenugha and Chief Executive Officer of the ABS, Chief Uche Nwora for providing alternative and unique platforms for their lessons, which the coronavirus pandemic attempted to trauncate. She promised to inform her fellow students to be part of Anambra Teaching on Air, in order to cover the gap occasioned by the closure of schools.

Miss Uju Chukwuka of Ezeike High School Nibo and Chinelo Chukwuka of Central School Nibo also applauded Gov. Obiano, the Education and ABS families for the wonderful initiative.

Meanwhile, in continuation of efforts to realize the mandate of Gov. Willie Obiano of ensuring that the learning needs of all are met, junior secondary and primary schools in Anambra State have been accommodated in the Anambra Teaching on Air program of the Anambra Broadcasting Service, in collaboration with the Ministry of Basic Education.

A release from the Basic Education Commissioner, Prof Kate Omenugha enjoins parents and teachers to encourage students and pupils to be part of the teachings by tuning in to ABS on Mondays to Fridays 7-8am for junior secondary schools lessons, while primary school pupils take their turn from 9.30 to 10.30 am

– Nnaemeka Egwuonwu

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