Lagos State government, on Tuesday, inaugurated a digital classroom that will accommodate up to 10 million students at a go.
The classroom known as EkoDigitalSchool.com is regarded as the largest in Africa and will have all the public secondary school students from JSS1 to SS3 and their teachers and tutors- general across the six education districts of the state and other top officials in the education ministry up to the commissioner connected to the portal.
Launching the borderless classroom, the state’s commissioner for education, Mrs Folasade Adefisayo, said the classroom would certainly further enhance teaching and learning in the state.
According to her, Lagos State and particularly the administration of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu is passionate to see every school-going age child in the state not only be in school but also developed to be globally competitive.
She said this approach informed the huge investment of the state government on education, science and technology as part of the THEMES agenda of the administration.
She said the classroom which is already activated and would be year’s round including during holidays is designed in such a way that all the beneficiaries would be able to access it internet data-free as convenient and achieve desirable results, adding that the classroom is at no financial cost to the government.
She said the state would continue to be a model for other states of the federation, not only in education but across sectors of the economy.
Demonstrating the workability and effectiveness of the classroom, the CEO of EkoDigitalSchool.com, Mr Oluwakoyejo Oluwatosin, said all subjects based on the current curriculum and with opportunity for upgrade are on the platform and with classes to be interactive to both the teachers and students.
He said learning and teaching, as well as feedback on the platform, would be restricted to intended students, teachers and other educators as permitted by the state ministry of education.
He said nowhere again in the whole of Africa known to have this type of classroom, which he described as a future of learning.