What has been happening
… This is the largest Digital Classroom in Africa- Adefisayo The Lagos State Government recently unveiled the EkoDigitalSchool.com, an online learning platform introduced to engage students on classroom activities. Revealing this new development to Lagosians at an official launch and presentation held at the Ministry of Education, Alausa, the Commissioner, Mrs. Folasade Adefisayo stated that this innovation is in line with the education and technology agenda of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu’s administration adding that the EkoDigitalSchool.com is an online platform established to ensure continuous learning for all children in Lagos state. According to her, “The administration of Mr. Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu in realization of the un-bargained challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic seeks to ensure safety and secondly to keep pupils and students continuously engaged via e-learning and teaching platforms”. While speaking, Adefisayo revealed plans of the government to provide devices for all teachers in secondary schools, same way the administration provided over 15, 000 for primary school teachers through the Eko-Excel programme. The Commissioner concluded by advising students to maximize this opportunities for their academic success as the government has invested enormously on this project. Earlier, the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Education, Mrs. Abosede Adelaja giving a welcome address opined that in meeting the 21st century requirements, the governor approved various programmes and initiatives in the education sector geared towards the success of students in their academics. The Co-Founder/CEO Chronicles Software Development, Mr. Oluwakoyejo Oluwatosin while making his presentation on how the borderless classroom operates expressed that the digital school is built on a cloud architecture that can accommodate over 10 million students concurrently. “Through this platform, students can take classes online, do group projects and chat with their teachers, if they have challenges in solving test and quizzes” He stressed Mr. Oluwatosin averred that plans are ongoing to ensure that the learning platform is data free in order to give equal access to all students in the State. He enthused that this initiative of the government will no doubt enable the students to be very versatile, robust and 21st century inclined.