Ekiti State Government will today March 30, 2020, commence teaching of primary school pupils on the state-owned radio station as part of efforts to minimise the effect of the disruption of the school calendar by the outbreak of Coronavirus pandemic across the globe.
Governor Kayode Fayemi, who stated this in a statewide broadcast aired in Ado-Ekiti, said that all public gatherings of more than 20 persons are banned.
However, in a statement made available to newsmen in Ado- Ekiti by the Chairman of the State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB), Prof. Francisca Aladejana, the 30-minute daily programme tagged “school on air” is also designed to positively engage school-age children who are on an indefinite break as part of efforts by the government to curtail the spread of the deadly Coronavirus.
The statement said that primary school pupils would on each week-day be taught one out of English Language, Yoruba, Basic Science, Civic Education and National Value as well as Mathematics.
It urged parents and guardians to take advantage of the government’s initiative by ensuring that their children actively participate in the programme starting every weekday between 3.10 p.m. and 4.00 p.m.
In another development, the management of the Federal Teaching Hospital, Ido-Ekiti (FETHI), has procured medical equipment worth several millions of naira to boost health services to the teeming population in and around Ekiti State.
The state of the art equipment were injected to the key departments in the health institution.
Briefing journalists after the on-the-spot assessment of the new gadgets at the weekend,
The Chief Medical Director, Prof. Kunle Ajayi, who spoke while briefing journalists after the on-the-spot assessment of the new gadgets at the weekend, expressed joy over the development.
He, however, said it was made possible through the co-operation of critical stakeholders in the institution.
The CMD said that the intervention had reduced the level of waiting time for laboratory results without compromising standards, thus improving patient care in the hospital.
Ajayi, who stated that the management devised a novel way of expanding the revenue base of the institution, which eventually assisted it in meeting some immediate needs, stressed that prudent management of the little resources accrued to the hospital was the secret of the feat attained in the last two years.
According to him, the hospital’s theatre named after one of its deceased member of staff, Tunde Aladesanmi, is now a three-star ultra-modern theatre complex.