Skool Media Nigeria Limited is putting necessary resources together to launch online platforms for Nigerian students to enable them to learn from home. This initiative will be carried out through its subsidiary, Edufirst Nigeria Limited as its corporate social responsibility for students whose academic has been affected as a result of the spread of Covid-19 in some states in the country.
Skool Media will be using its network of rich human resources to engage students through Edufirst.ng platform, Edufirst tv channel and on youtube. The platform will be freely subscribed to; in order to ensure maximum participation and engagement. A simple implementation plan to guide the smooth execution of this remote learning programme has been put in place. For the purpose of this project, we shall focus on Mathematics, English Language, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Economics, Computer/ICT, Government, Basic Tech and Basic Sciences. This will be done for both junior and senior secondary school categories.
We will leverage the support of volunteers to teach specific subjects. These volunteers include selected staff of Skool Media who have shown interest, secondary school teachers and other private sector professionals.
We have plan to upload at least two subjects per day, and each video clip is expected to take between 5-10 minutes with a very clear and simple explanation of the lesson for easy understanding. A work-plan will be created and shared with parents for students to follow in order to aid effective self-study.
Subject teachers will through the channels teach their subjects, while the students will be given assignment to submit at a certain time of the day. We urge parents, guardians and other caregivers to subscribe to this initiative as a way of advancing technology through education and to also close the gaps created by the current global pandemic.
This is necessary to ensure that students who are now on holiday due to the pandemic use their time to learn and enhance their academic performance. At this trying period, students should not be left to just be idle since the academic calendar was truncated due to the dreaded coronavirus.
We support different steps government is taking to curb further spread of the virus as we wish those that have been infected quick recovery. Skool Media also enjoins the public to adhere to various means of staying safe from contacting the virus.
At Skool Media, our vision is to be a world class education technology infrastructure company focused on re-tooling the Nigerian education system and providing a platform for the Nigerian child to compete globally.
Since 2013, we have remained a role model in the adoption of technology in education in Africa and a reference point for all edu-tech stakeholders. We want to reiterate that Skool Media will continue to embrace the Public Private Partnership (PPP) window through deployment of technology tools for Nigerian students and utilization of our centres to build 21st century students’ and teachers’ technology hubs in Nigeria.
Head, Corporate Communications
Skool Media Nigeria Limited