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COVID 19: Federal Ministry of Education Provides Education Relief for School Children


Federal government of Nigeria has launched free e-learning portals for all students in primary & secondary schools following the closure of schools Nationwide to prevent the spread of CoViD 19 pandemic.

The apps are:



You can register your children, subscription is free for Nigeria students in primary and secondary level during this period.

How To
Log on to the Federal Ministry of Education website and click on “e-Learning”.

for those that uses Airtel network, you can browse and download all e- learning materials (video, notes, questions, etc.) on the platform for free, while other telecom services provider like MTN, Glo and 9mobile are currently making technical adjustment to this system to accommodate this free access.


Minister of State for Education, Mr Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, who announced this on Friday in Abuja during the daily briefing of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, said all students in Nigeria have been granted free access to following e-learning portals; the and the App.

“These e-learning platforms have been declared subscription free for Nigerian students in primary and secondary levels during the period of this lockdown as necessitated by COVID-19 pandemic,” he said.

Mobile Classroom is an indigenous mobile application that enables students to learn audio-visually through devices like phones and computers.

It had earlier offered all Nigerian students free access to its online portal without subscription for the period of suspension of academic activities in schools nationwide.

The minister said the timetable for online classes in all the states of the federation that have keyed into the programme have been provided in the platforms and could also be access at the Federal Ministry of Education website.

Nwajiuba said the Federal Government, through the Federal Ministry of Education, is collaborating with telecommunication sectors and network providers to grant the students free access to the portals on their mobile phones.

He added that the online learning is being coordinated by the Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC) in conjunction with the States Universal Basic Education Boards (SUBEBs).

It would be recalled that due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Federal Government announced the nationwide closure of all educational institutions as part of measures to curtail its spread in the country.

According to the minister, this necessitated the need to explore other avenues to deliver lessons to students.

He added that the Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu had also disclosed that Airtel Nigeria network users could already browse this e-learning platforms for free while other telecom service providers like MTN, Glo, and 9mobile are currently making technical adjustment to their systems to accommodate this free access.

“This is provision we have already made this in relation to how you can access these platforms,” he said.

On the question of how these classes are conducted, he explained that online classes are the same as off-line classes, saying “you can download them and keep and learn them at your pace.

“Online can be real time if you are on the same wave and time when it is being taught.”

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