FG launches free e-learning website

The Federal Government on Tuesday launched a free e-learning website called “” for all levels of education to allow for easy learning access.

Represented by the permanent secretary of the Federal Ministry of Education, the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, said in Abuja that the website would accommodate 2 million Nigerians at a time.

Adamu said that the decision was initiated by COVID-19, which disrupted learning for two years.

He said the website is the brainchild of the ministry and has two features: inspire for students and ignite for teachers.

He added that the ministry was collaborating with the Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria (TRCN) to allow only registered teachers to have access to the website.

The minister said that the content on the e-learning platform would cover all levels of education saying that currently, the ministry is focused on primary and secondary education.

He added that the current e-learning website being used by polytechnics and universities would not be stopped but rather linked to the new website.

According to him, as of today, the ministry has provided over 4,000 video lessons for basic levels, 7,000 video lessons for secondary levels and 4,000 audio lessons for secondary levels.

“We have been developing content in such we can broadcast in every media. We have the content on the radio which covers the entire country and also television.

“We have exceeded 30 per cent in terms of broadband. We are working with Galaxy Backbone to lay fibres across the country and lay it across schools in the country.

“The content is for all levels but the focus presently is at the level of primary and secondary. This is because there is hardly any of our Polytechnic or University that does not have their own.

“We don’t have the intention to close down the website for polytechnics and universities but want to create a link for them to access the platform,” he said.

Asked if the website would accommodate teaching in the various local languages, the minister said that a committee had been set up to link up with regulatory agencies to harness local languages.

He commended the partners and local content providers for their role in bringing the project to the limelight.

Adamu further urged users to take advantage of the website saying that the ministry was working to make it seamless and economical for users.

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