Oyo State Government has introduced school-on-Air teaching method to further enhance academic programmes of public secondary schools with a view to reducing rate of failure in internal and external examinations.
The free-to-Air satellite TV channel on Calvary Network, entails only a decoder and dish to enjoy 16 Senior Secondary Certificate subjects packaged for the school-on-Air educational scheme.
Addressing newsmen in Ibadan, the state capital, on Monday, the state commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Professor Adeniyi Olowofela, said the pertinence of the programme to the success of the secondary school students in Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination informed the government's decision to subscribe to the programme for public school in the state.
He said the new concept was introduced to take quality education to the doorstep of students and also to complement teachers’ effort towards promoting academic excellence in schools, especially in remote areas.
According to the commissioner, “Students do not need to move about with textbooks and the hazardous implication of either losing it completely or tearing off. All a student needs to do is to go to the class and watch qualitative lecture on the screen”
He added that the partner to the state government on school-on-Air project, Educational Advancement Centre, Ibadan, deserve commendation for its ingenuity.