Coronavirus school closures mean over ONE BILLION children and youth are now shut out of classrooms

NOTE: The statistics here were updated on March 20. More than 120 countries in every corner of the world have shut down schools and universities or are planning to close them to slow the spread of coronavirus. The United Nations said 124 countries have nationwide closures and others have localised shutdowns that together have impacted more than […]

School, interrupted: 4 options for distance education to continue teaching during COVID-19

How can educational systems across the globe, and international donor-funded education projects, continue ongoing education for students amidst the current COVID-19 pandemic? The logical answer right now: distance education. Fortunately, most countries have some form of distance education technical infrastructure, which they can immediately use to provide ongoing educational opportunities. This post examines the four most common[…]

8 Proactive Classroom Management Tips

In the 1950s, psychologists Jacob Kounin and Paul Gump discovered a curious side effect of discipline: If a student was being disruptive and the teacher responded with strict disciplinary measures, the student might stop—but other students would start exhibiting the same misbehavior. Kounin and Gump called this the “ripple effect,” and it demonstrated that efforts to control[…]

SCHOOLS CLOSURE: OEQA Embarks On Monitoring Exercise

In furtherance of ensuring compliance with the State’s government directives that all schools should shut down activities so as to curtail the spread of Coronavirus (Covid-19), the Office of Education Quality Assurance (OEQA) has embarked on compliance monitoring exercise to schools across the State. Addressing newsmen during the exercise, the Director General, OEQA, Mrs. Abiola Seriki Ayeni[…]

LASG Advises Strict Compliance to Closure of Schools

In view of the Corona Virus (COVID-19) Pandemic and in order to safeguard the health of teachers and students in Lagos State, The Director General, Office of Education Quality Assurance, (OEQA) Lagos State Ministry of Education, Mrs. Abiola Seriki-Ayeni is reiterating the need for both Public and Private Schools below tertiary level in the State to adhere[…]