Teach For Nigeria (TFN), a non-profit organisation, focused on improving the quality of education for Nigeria’s most underserved children, has announced the launch of its Radio School programme called the Teach for Nigeria Radio School.
The Radio School was launched on Monday as part of TFN’s commitment to bridge the education inequality gap for children in poor and underserved communities with limited technology and lack of internet connection which has been exacerbated by the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the Education sector.
The Radio School is a new learning method designed to complement the traditional classroom teaching approach, structured to deliver educative learning content in Numeracy, Literacy, and STEM for nursery and primary school pupils.
The programme was launched first in Ogun State via Ogun State Broadcasting Corporation (OGBC 90.5 FM) and Sweet 107.1 FM on Monday.
Speaking on the initiative, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), TFN, Folawe Omikunle, said the Radio School was necessary given the impact of the pandemic.
“Our vision of ensuring quality education to all children in Nigeria is what gives us a great sense of urgency and responsibility to respond to the pandemic while unlocking the potential of our future leaders. Today is only a ceremonial event, but to fully harness the potential of this initiative, we need each one of you on this call to spread the word and ensure that as many pupils in Ogun state receive the information to access the radio school. Indeed, these are challenging times for our nation, but education cannot wait for the crisis to end,” she said.
The Radio School programme airs on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 7 pm.
SOURCE: THE NATION