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The Director General, Development Agenda for Western Nigeria (DAWN) commission, Mr. Seye Oyeleye, has warned against exclusion of indigent children in digital learning, saying doing so would mean creating trouble for the future of all.

Oyeleye, who spoke at the inauguration of cheap affordable e-learning devices in partnership with the Ibironke Adeagbo Foundation (IAF) for students in the south west said it is to enable them continue learning from home and to ensure that no child is left behind in educational development despite the COVID-19 pandemic.

While handing over 55 units of the devices to the DAWN commission boss, a trustee of IAF, Mr. Diran Famakinwa, said about 20,000 of the digital devices loaded with data and syllabus had already been introduced to the Lagos State government to cushion the effects of the coronavirus pandemic.

Oyeleye, while receiving the devices noted that only a few parents and students can afford data for digital education.

He said, “Our pupils have gone home for months. We realised suddenly that COVID-19 is not going to go tomorrow morning and we are not going to just put the kids at home without finding a way for them to continue to learn. We live in a part of the world where data for digital education is not that easy to come by.

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