SENSITISATION campaign for students in the rural areas to embrace the ongoing COVID- 19 emergency education in the state by the Ministry of Basic Education has been launched in Orumba North and South Council Areas respectively.
Anambra State Commissioner for Basic Education, Prof. Kate Omenugha who earlier stated that COVID-19 has shut schools down but cannot shut education down in the state explained that the campaign has become necessary as Government wants to ensure that no student irrespective of location or social class is left behind in the programme.
According to Omenugha, the Ministry through office of the Special Adviser to Governor Obiano on Public Orientation and Special Duties, Ify Obianabo sensitises rural students on new Anambra teaching schemes.
Speaking to the stakeholders in Orumba North and South who gathered at Ufuma and at the Orumba South Local Government Headquarters, Umunze respectively, Obinabo explained that Gov. Willie Obiano will stop at nothing to ensure round-the-clock learning and teaching for students in basic education levels. She further directed students to key follow the programmes through tutorials streaming on Facebook and Youtube.
Obinabo also stressed the need for parents to be committed to the programme so as to know when to gather their children and wards for the lesson and to severe them from any form of distraction during those hours and equally urged parents to allow their children access to android phones, computers, radio sets and tlevision for education purposes especially in this era of COVID-19 emergency education so that they would not be cut off from learning.
She called on well-meaning individuals in communities to be part of the drive by providing as palliatives, smart phones or laptops for indigent students in the state.
The Special Adviser also enjoined parents to sensitise their children on COVID-19 protocols while awaiting schools resumption.
Highlights of the campaign include questions and answers as well as commendations to the state government for the laudable program.