EkoDigital School: Lagos Unveils E-learning School Platform
The Lagos government has unveiled the EkoDigital School.com, an online learning platform designed to engage students in classroom activities to ensure global competitiveness.
Speaking during the official launch recently, the education commissioner, Folasade Adefisayo, noted that the innovation is in line with the THEMES agenda of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu.
Adefisayo added that the EkoDigital School platform would ensure continuous learning for all children in the state. She noted the platform would enable students to have continuous, uninterrupted learning, adding that the initiative fulfils four education transformation focus areas of the state.
“These areas are to invest in technology as a learning aid, improve overall student welfare and capacity development; improve the capacity and welfare of school personnel and also establish and leverage impactful public-private partnerships (PPP),” she noted.
Adefisayo explained that the ministry would protect pupils against COVID-19 via e-learning and teaching platform. With these realities, the commissioner reiterated the commitment of the government to innovatively use technology to push education to a world-class standard while making learning accessible, despite all odds.
According to the commissioner, the state will provide devices to teachers in secondary schools to maximise the EkoDigital School program.
The permanent secretary in the ministry, Abosede Adelaja, stated that in meeting the 21st-century requirements, the governor approved various programmes and initiatives for students’ academic success.
In a presentation, the co-founder/CEO of Chronicles Software Development, Oluwatosin Oluwakoyejo, explained, “Through this platform, students can take classes online, do group projects and chat with their teachers if they have challenges in solving tests and quizzes.”
He said plans were ongoing to ensure that the learning platform is data-free to give all students equal access.
“It will enable educators to build 21st-century skills and collaborate. They can have access to the platform. They can do live video sessions and make them available so that students everywhere can learn from the best teacher,” stated Oluwakoyejo.