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COVID-19: Students will receive lectures via NTA, FRCN – Minister Of Education

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The Federal Government says plans have been being made for students in tertiary institutions to get hold of lectures by using the Nigeria Television Authority (NTA) and the Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria (FRCN).

Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, made the disclosure on Tuesday, whilst commenting on the closure of faculties due to the coronavirus pandemic.

He spoke at the COVID-19 Presidential Task Force (PTF) briefing in Abuja.

According to him, the ministry has been planning the concept earlier than the pandemic, “only that due to the fact of it now human beings comprehend about it.”

“Some of my tertiary establishments are already giving their lessons, some online, and the ministry is working with the Nigeria Television Authority and the FRCN to begin giving lectures, now not simply due to the fact of COVID-19, I hope this would turn out to be a permanent function of our training system.

“Lessons would be given online. Last time I met with the vice-chancellors, I even talked to the press and instructed them I have directed establishments of greater studying to begin wondering of giving human beings training the place they are.

“I am additionally conscious that there are some personal establishments who are already giving instructions online.”

On Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) strike when you consider that early March over allowances, Adamu said: “As far as I know, there is no person who has not been paid his or her salary,” he said.

“And I be aware of the directive of the president is, in spite of the lockdown, no person must have his salary withheld.”

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