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The Registrar/Chief Executive, Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria (TRCN), Professor Segun Ajiboye has enjoined students preparing for major examinations to use the opportunity of the Covid-19 lockdown to study well.
Ajiboye stated that students in Nigeria must acknowledge the present challenge to education and be ready for post-COVID season where they may have limited period for revision before taking their major examinations.
The TRCN boss gave the admonition why featuring on a radio program monitored in Ibadan.
According to him, no fewer than 62million teachers are affected by COVID-19 while about 1.7billion children globally cannot attend schools because of the pandemic.
He stated that parents must support and monitor their children to study on their own in the absence of their teachers. Professor Ajiboye who stated that Nigeria must leverage on technology to redesign her educational system added that the pandemic caught the industry unawares.
He disclosed the TRCN is planning massive digital literacy program after COVID-19 has gone to impart new training and teaching skills in teachers in Nigeria.
He said, “We cannot be the same again after COVID-19 has gone. We need technology. We need to invest in it. The world is moving and will not wait for us. We must invest in technology to solve most of our problems.
Our teachers and children are at home students need to use this compulsory holiday to prepare well for their exams and parents must support them with the right motivation and monitoring to ensure that they are ready for their WAEC, NECO or Junior WAEC.