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Anambra’s Teaching-On-Air, very effective – ASUBEB boss



EXECUTIVE Chairman, Anambra State Universal Basic Education Board (ASUBEB), Awka, Patrick Ejike Ugbaja, has lauded  Governor Willie Obiano  for taking the giant stride to sponsoring Anambra Teaching-On-Air programme.

  The ASUBEB boss stated this in an interview with National Light at his office in Awka.

According to him, Anambra State became the first state to start Teaching-On-Air programme in the whole federation, while other states copied from them.

  He said that the total lockdown started on 24th of March and within one week, ASUBEB and the Commissioner of Basic Education, Kate Omenugha, organised Anambra Teaching-On-Air to reach the children who because of the pandemic were sent home, and that they organised a sensitisation programme to get the children informed on how to read within the pandemic.

 “We made use of the UNICF Desk Officer, who within three days of the lockdown organised the sensitisation programme together with our UNICEF officers and education secretaries of the 21 local government areas, to reach out to the children at home. We also brought in some teachers in the local communities to help in the sensitisation.”

  He said that they bought buckets with taps up to 1,500, including sanitisers, liquid soaps and face masks; adding that the sensitisation produced a marvelous result at the end as the children and their parents at home became sensitised of hand washing with soap, sanitising and sociaL distancing.

Ugbaja thanked Governor Willie Obiano for his support and effective leadership. He also expressed gratitude to the Commissioner for Basic Education for her initiative to organize the programme  and also the management of Anambra Broadcasting Service for taking up the challenge.

  He further stated that there are positive reactions from the children and parents and that the Rotary Club of Awka Central recently appreciated the teachers for a good work.

  He then advised the children and their parents to stay close to ABS, both radio and television on daily basis for Anambra Teaching-On-Air.

 “They will learn a lot even though they are not at school because the teachers use weekly scheme of work to teach them”.

Ugbaja also indicated plans to reach the children in remote areas of the

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