#COVID19: Interesting Oyo Govt To Give Students 500MB Daily To Access Online Library, Internet


#COVID19: Oyo Govt To Give Students 500MB Daily    To Access Online Library, Internet

Oyo State Government has commenced the provision of free internet services to the students of the state.
The Commissioner for Education, Barr. Olasunkanmi Olaleye, making the disclosure today in Ibadan, declared that the Ministry of Education had secured the partnership of AIRTEL to provide free internet services to access the materials already uploaded on to Ministry website.
According to the Commissioner, each student will have free internet up to 500MB per day courtesy of Airtel Nigeria throughout the period of the lockdown. The Commissioner advised the students to make good use of this gesture.
Olasunkanmi who briefed the Task Force, said that the programme being run on the radio and television channels of the Broadcasting Corporation of Oyo State (BCOS), was already reaching between 60 and 70 percent of the student population.
In a related development, the state government has also received donations amounting to N125 million in cash and some other kind donations.The state has also concluded arrangements to decontaminate (fumigate) markets spread across the state.
He stated that the decontamination would be carried out using experts from the University of Ibadan, while the exact date of the exercise would be communicated through the heads of markets.
The Task Force was further alerted to the decision of Governor Seyi Makinde to roll out palliatives to residents of the state within a short while and that the Ministry of Special Duties and Women Affairs and Social Inclusion are working out the modalities for the distribution of the palliatives in a way that would ensure the people who are really in need are directly reached.

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