Why Only Academic Subjects Is Not Enough For Children, Says Commissioner For Education

The Lagos State Commissioner for Education, Mrs Folasade Adefisayo, has said education will achieve more result if fun is added to it. Adefisayo, according to a  statement signed by the Public Affairs Officer in the state Ministry of Education, Mr Kayode Abayomi, said this at the inauguration of an educational television programme, titled, ‘The Total Education Show.’

She maintained that education is not just about academic subjects alone but inculcating co-curricular activities to engage the pupils and make learning fun for them. She explained that the programme was an idea of the ministry aimed at enriching the pupils with educational programmes in addition to the curriculum of the daily radio, television and online classes.

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According to her, education is not balanced if it only concentrated on cognitive development rather than behavioural, entrepreneurial, analytical, experimental and social aspects for improvement of the learner.

She listed the focus areas of the programme which included; Science, Technology, Reading, Engineering, Art and Mathematics, Technical and Vocational Education Training as well as Child Protection Advocacy against Child Abuse, adding that the medium would provide an opportunity for children to be enlightened and learn other skills for a futuristic purpose.

Adefisayo urged parents to support the state government’s efforts by ensuring that their children have access to these programmes which was initiated to refresh their minds and prepare them for a greater future.

“As a responsive government, the virus will be contained and the children will be back to school in due time. The children can watch previous episodes of the programme on Education LASG YouTube Page, by searching for ‘The Total Education Show’ or follow comments about the programme on all social media handles of the Ministry @lasgeducation,”

she said.

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