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Ikorodu once again attracted yet another historic accomplishment as the first-ever 24hrs online school radio platform was stationed at Igbogbo baiyeku axis of the division on the 30th of September 2021.

Courtesy of the National Association of Proprietors Of Private schools (NAPPS), the official unveiling of NAPPS Lagos School Radio took place at the Megalite event centre, playing host to delegates from Lagos state ministry of education and excos of the NAPPS Lagos state chapter.

Set to deliver consecutive teachings, news and information on education to the rest of Nigeria and the world at large, according to Omo’ba Peju Akinyemi (Managing Director), NAPPS Lagos school radio centres its niche squarely on promoting intellectual activities and bringing academic practices closer to students in their comfort zones.

“NAPPS School Radio is a brainchild of the National Association of Proprietors of Private Schools, Lagos State Chapter. It is Nigeria’s First School Radio, dedicated to the promotion of learning, reading and clean fun and entertainment for school age children, their teachers and parents alike. The National Association of Proprietors of Private Schools (NAPPS), Lagos State Chapter launched the School Radio in response to the challenges posed to learning by the dreaded Covid-19 pandemic”

It is also aimed at promoting education and learning, outside the school and beyond the four (4) walls of the classroom. The radio is also poised to expose students to the world of Public Speaking, This is with a view to enhancing their confidence and public speaking prowess. NAPPS School Radio is also meant to expose students who are interested in studying Journalism, Public Relations, and Mass Communication to the rudiments of the profession, ahead of their Post-Secondary School education. NAPPS School Radio will also stream educative and entertaining contents to millions of listeners at home and in the diaspora”

“We are poised to become Nigeria’s one-stop shop for the provision of learning and academic resources for school-age children, irrespective of age, class and social status.
To promote quality education, academic impartation and technology-based learning through the adoption of 21 century radio technology for the impartation of learning and scheduled subject teachings to all grades of learners in Lagos State and beyond”

“NAPPS School Radio is in a class of its own! Ours is a radio done with uniqueness and utmost difference. We are the first and currently the only full fledged radio station which is dedicated to the promotion of learning, teaching and quality educational programmes to students, teachers and other education stakeholders in Nigeria. We will also serve education relevant programmes to our target audience online”

“NAPPS Lagos School Radio is open to strategic and mutually-rewarding partnerships with all stakeholders in the educational sector in Nigeria, and Lagos State, in particular. Our platform which is reaching out to millions of school-age children is the ideal platform for children brands, school products and other educational related products and services to showcase and advertise your products to the world. We offer an exclusive direct-to-target media platform to our niche market and our platform remains the only player in this market”

“Another strategic way through which you can partner with us is by way of being Our Special Guest(s) on any of our educational shows. Your message is surely guaranteed of a safe-landing to your desired audience through NAPPS Lagos School Radio. As a veritable online radio platform with global reach, through our multiple channels blog, online radio and social media platforms. We can guarantee a wide coverage and reportage of your school and educational related events to the general public. Our platform is also willing to report news and press release(s) to educational stakeholders and the general public at large”

“You can also listen to us regularly via www.nappslagosschoolradio.com or Listen to us by downloading our mobile app to listen on all mobile devices. Finally, you can also follow us on all our social media platforms; Facebook: NAPPS Lagos School Radio and Instagram: NAPPS Lagos School Radio” Omo’ba Peju Akinyemi added

In a complimentary address, Mr Amusa M.T Olawale, President of NAPPS Lagos state, asserted that the school radio is poised to create an accessible educational platform for institutional enthusiasts.

“NAPPS Lagos school radio came about as a result of several months of brainstorming and hard work It didn’t come to be by accident. It is a child of necessity, brought about by the attendant challenges of the Covid-19 Pandemic”

“The pandemic came suddenly and changed the way things were normally done. Norms became abnormal and we were all confronted by a ‘misnomer called The New Normal’. The educational sector was the worst hit, we could no more gather nor assemble children in the school or classrooms. We were left with the option of relying on technology as the alternative means of imparting knowledge to millions of our learners Like the popular saying- once bitten, twice shy; The State Executives of NAPPS Lagos across Lagos State”

“State has vowed not to be caught panting in the face of this new normal, in our quest to provide qualitative education to students of private schools in the State. Our search for an effective, veritable and easily accessible but complimentary teaching platform is what has given birth to the NAPPS Lagos School Radio”

“NAPPS School Radio is meant to become a one-stop online radio platform for daily subject teachings and will feature an array of quality educative programme contents, all geared towards giving our students, teachers and parents a unique radio. We welcome partnerships, sponsorships, supports and all forms of experience collaborations that would make this vision durable and sustainable”

“We also call on the Lagos State Government, parents and book publishers, as well as manufacturers of children products to support this great vision and let us collectively make it a success. The task of educating our children is a collective one and we welcome all stakeholders to come along with us” Alhaji Amusa M.T Olawale asserted

“A giant stride we have accomplished here to culminate other leveraging platforms provided by NAPPS for parents, students and teachers in private schools. Most parents think that private schools are set up to collect money, but looking at our various approaches post covid-19 which include this first online educational radio station, there is no limit to what we can do for the children” Yusuf Lukman (General Secretary, NAPPS Lagos State Chapter)

Speaking on behalf of the commissioner for education in Lagos state (Mrs Folashade Adefisayo), Mrs Abiola Johnson applauded NAPPS for living up to expectations in making education in Lagos state more conducive via the launch of the online radio station.

“This online school radio station will further simplify education in Lagos state, giving students more cravings to enhance their learning capacity”

“Just having mobile phone links an individual to the rest of the world, it is only paramount for education to capitalise on these technological advancements to enhance teachings, news and information beyond the classroom”

“On behalf of the commissioner of education, we congratulate NAPPS for this accomplishment as we’re looking forward to partner and collaborate in varieties of ways to help our pupils” Mrs Abiola Johnson Averred

Prior to the official unveiling of the radio station, the event also featured Bata and hip hop dance presentations from students of Homat group of schools and Sagab college respectively.

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