Awolowo-Dosunmu seeks help for youngsters schooling
Awolowo-Dosunmu seeks help for youngsters’s schooling. The Executive Director, Obafemi Awolowo Foundation, Dr. Tokunbo Awolowo-Dosunmu, has harassed the necessity for much less privileged college students to be taught within the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.
Awolowo-Dosunmu and different stakeholders within the schooling sector at a webinar on Sunday urged the federal government to not exclude kids from hard-to-reach areas in studying throughout the post-COVID-19 period.
The theme of the webinar, which was organized by the Obafemi Awolowo Foundation was, ‘Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Children’s Education.’
“A report of a study that was done in 2001 shows that about 17 million children are in public schools, whereas less than two million are in private schools in Nigeria. These are the children that will determine the direction and the fate of this country. Therefore, it is in our best interest to look at them and see how they can be helped. There are children from homes that have no smartphones, no Internet connectivity, no electricity most of the time, and whose parents will probably not be able to help them with online teaching,” Awolowo-Dosunmu stated.
She famous that the occasion was organized to kick-start a dialog about the best way to redesign schooling within the nation.
While talking on the subject, ‘Policy Trust and Practical Experience,’ the Lagos State Commissioner for Education, Mrs. Folasade Adefisayo, stated it was unlucky that there was little funding in on-line schooling earlier than the pandemic struck.
A retired professor of Philosophy from Howard University, United States of America, Prof. Segun Gbadegesin, stated a lot of these in energy as we speak lacked a deep understanding of humanity and society.