THE Federal Government has said that it will partner Anambra State Government in its e-learning initiative in the post-COVID-19 era.
In a message to the e-conference organised by the state government to sensitise stakeholders in the education sector on the need to adjust to new methods of education, the Minister of State for Education, Mr Emeka Nwajiuba, said the Federal Government would be part of what Anambra was doing.
The theme of the e-conference was “Facing the New Normal: Post-COVID-19 Education in Anambra.“
Nwajiuba said that the conference was timely and necessary as the pandemic had upset the norm in the nation’s education history.
Nwajiuba hailed the organizers, the Anambra Ministry of Basic Education “for this unique step in fashioning ways to forge ahead with education in post-COVID-19 era.
”Anambra is unique, we are happy with the quality and success in the sector.
“I urge you to make us part of your work-team so that your deliberations and conclusions can get to us so we can fine-tune it and make it impact on the system.
“We want to produce people with skills that can impact the society and not just certificate wielding graduates.”
The state governor, Willie Obiano said the government was keen on ensuring that there was no setback in education because of COVID-19.
He said that he supports the idea that no child was left behind with teaching-on-air, a radio programme, which had kept the students educationally fresh since May.
The Commissioner for Basic Education, Prof. Kate Omenugha, said that to sustain the quality of education in the era of limited physical contact between teachers and students, technology remains the best option and that everyone must appreciate it.
According to her, we need all stakeholders to be involved in e-learning, the new normal education post-COVID-19.
The Vice-Chancellor of the Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Prof. Charles Esimone, said that emphasis at the moment should be maintaining the best educational standard without physical meeting.