FG Launches Free E-Learning Website For Easy Access To Learning

FG Launches Free E-Learning Website For Easy Access To Learning
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By Chika Mefor-Nwachukwu

The Federal government has launched a free e-learning website called “inspire.education.gov.ng” for all levels of education so as to enable  easy  access learning.


Speaking during the launch, Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu, revealed that the website would accommodate 2 million Nigerians at a time.

Adamu who was represented by the Permanent Secretary of the Federal Ministry of Education, stated  that the decision was founded due to the COVID-19 pandemic which has disrupted learning for two years now.

He said the website was a brainchild of the ministry and it has two features namely, ‘inspire for students’ and ‘ignite for teachers’, saying it would allow both learners and teachers to have full access to the website.

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.

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The minister said that the content of the e-learning 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.

Adamu added that 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.

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“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.

He added that the ministry was working with the Galaxy Backbone to reserve a proportion of their cyber base dedicated for the e-content.

Adamu also revealed  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.

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

Also speaking, the Director of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in the ministry, Mr Abubakar Isah said the website would offer both teachers and learners more beneficiary teaching and learning resources to teach and understand lessons respectively.

He added that the e-learning website had also enabled states to adopt a strategy for teaching.