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 state Commissioner for Education, Mrs. Folasade Adefisayo, on Tuesday explained that the programme was an intervention idea of the Ministry aimed at enriching the students with educational programmes aside 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 behavioural, 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 said the focus areas of the programme will include Science, Technology, Reading, Engineering, Art and Mathematics (STREAM), Technical and Vocational Education Training (TVET) and Child Protection Advocacy against Child Abuse, adding that the 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 explained that children could watch previous episodes of the programme on Education LASG YouTube Page, searching for “The Total EducationShow” or follow comments about the programme on all social media handles of the Ministry @lasgeducation.
The 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.