In its bid to maintain all-round continuous learning for private and public school
students at home due to the Covid-19 pandemic, including co-curricular activities,
inclusive learning and other educational contents, the Lagos State Government
has launched a well packaged educational television programme tagged “The
Total Education Show”.
The Honourable Commissioner for Education, Mrs. Folasade Adefisayo stated
this in her office at The Secretariat, Alausa on Tuesday. She explained that the
programme is an intervention idea of the Ministry aimed at enriching the students
with educational programmes asides the existing curriculum of daily radio,
television and online classes.
According to the Commissioner, “Education is not just about academic subjects
alone but inculcating co-curricular activities to engage the students and make
learning fun for them.”
Adefisayo stressed that Education is not balanced if it is only concentrated on
cognitive development rather than behavioral, entrepreneurial, analytical,
experimental and social aspects for improvement of the learner. “All factors must
be encompassed to broaden the horizon of the Child,” She added.
She further disclosed the focus areas of the programme which include; Science,
Technology, Reading, Engineering, Art and Mathematics (STREAM), Technical
and Vocational Education Training (TVET) and Child Protection Advocacy
against Child Abuse, adding that this medium provides an opportunity for the
child to be enlightened and learn other skills for futuristic purpose.
She noted that the show is being aired on Television Continental (TVC)
Entertainment, GOTV Channel 27, every Monday and Thursday at 4:30pm, both
days. She expressed that viewers can send their suggestions through
SMS/Whatsapp to the contact details; 08126601889.
In addition, Adefisayo disclosed that the children can watch previous episodes of
the programme on Education LASG YouTube Page, searching for “The Total
Education Show” or follow comments about the programme on all social media
handles of the Ministry @lasgeducation .
The Honourable Commissioner urged parents to support the State Government’s
efforts by ensuring that their children have access to these programmes initiated
to refresh their minds and prepare them for a Greater Future. She concluded by
saying that as a responsive government, the virus will be contained and the
children will be back to school in due time.