Mrs Fausat Adegeye has become a star of sorts for holding online classes despite the COVID-19 pandemic that forced the closure of her school, Ebenezer Primary School 1, Agbado Ijaiye, Lagos and over 9,000 others nationwide.
The Lagos State government runs radio and television programmes on various primary and secondary school subjects on select radio and television stations. However, the English teacher went beyond the call of duty to use personal resources to engage her pupils remotely.
Eight weeks ago, she began teaching her subject on Facebook – taking one class level daily for six days of the week.
Mrs. Adegeye’s efforts came to the notice of the Lagos State Universal Basic Education Board (LASUBEB) and last Thursday and she got a commendation letter from the board.
The 42-year-old mother of four told The Nation she was inspired to start the classes when she considered what parents must be going through trying to educate their kids.
“School closed on the last week of March. On the Friday of that week, my kids were disturbing and I was worried about how to teach them because they are in different classes.Then I thought if I as a teacher was worried, how much more parents who are not trained to teach. I created posters and shared online about the Facebook classes. I got encouraging feedback from all the groups I shared with so I started teaching March 30,” she said.
After downloading the scheme of work for English Language for Primary 1-6, Mrs. Adegeye started her classes teaching her children along with many of her pupils and others for free.