Nigeria launches websites for primary and secondary school students: schoolgate.ng and mobileclassroom.com.ng to mitigate the school shutdowns as a result of Covid-19. Also, the “the Federal Government, through the Federal Ministry of Education, is collaborating with network providers to grant the students free access to the portals on their mobile phones”. Good one there, Team Nigeria.
The Federal Government has launched free e-learning portals for all students in primary and secondary schools following the closure of schools nationwide to prevent the spread of COVID-19 pandemic.
The Minister of State for Education, Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, said this on Friday in Abuja during the daily briefing of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19.
The federal government in March ordered the closure of all schools across the country to curtail the spread of coronavirus.
The minister said all students in Nigeria have now been granted free access to the follow e-learning portals: schoolgate.ng and mobileclassroom.com.ng.
“These e-learning platforms have been declared subscription free for Nigerian students in primary and secondary levels during the period of this lockdown as necessitated by COVID-19 pandemic. Existing users of Airtel can start immediately while other telecoms institutions will be ready soon,” he said