Radio School

With the generous support of the MacArthur Foundation through the Partnership to Strengthen Innovation and Practice in Secondary Education (PSIPSE), SSDO is currently implementing a brand new program called ‘Radio School’. This programme, the first of its kind in Nigeria, aims at leveraging the power of the radio to deliver quality secondary education to adolescent girls and boys in Enugu and Adamawa States, using highly skilled teachers in live classroom situations.

The program began by broadcasting Junior Secondary School curriculum-based lessons in Mathematics, English, Basic Science (with emphasis on agriculture), and Civic Education. This program supports broader initiatives towards promoting universal access to good quality education.

RADIO SCHOOL is an educational radio programme that delivers quality education to girls and boys in JSS2 in four core subjects (English, Mathematics, Civic Education and Basic Science). By putting curriculum-based lessons on the radio, this project goes a long way to address access to quality education for adolescents.

Lessons are presently, being broadcasted everyday (Monday to Saturday) on Voice FM 96.7 in Enugu State and on Gotel Radio Yola 917 kHz in Adamawa State. These lessons are pre-recorded in live classroom settings with teachers employing simple, yet effective distance-teaching techniques. At the end of the school day, students are able to call the teachers on (toll-free numbers) if they have any questions about the lessons taught. With the support from state governments, all 292 public schools in Enugu and 150 schools in Adamawa are participating in the project.

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