With the recent lockdown of major cities and states across Nigeria, due to the spread of Covid-19, businesses and schools have been forced to shut their doors in order to combat the spread of the virus. The First Bank of Nigeria has therefore announced that it is stepping in to minimise the disruption of education resulting from the closure of schools.

The Chief Executive Officer of First Bank, Dr. Adesola Adeduntan, made the announcement citing partnership with the government and other stakeholders to put in place complementary efforts to support students in order to minimise learning disruptions. Dr. Adeduntan in a statement said, ‘We are warmed by the fact that different organisations have risen to the various challenges and are supporting in areas such as health and welfare, and we felt the needs of our children and youths must not be left out, and therefore elect to focus on contributing to solve the current education challenge’.

With parents and guardians concerned about their children and wards’ education amidst the Covid-19 pandemic, the bank and its partners have concluded plans to provide access to e-learning resources to as many children as possible. The bank will roll out an  e-learning platform and tools starting from the first week of April 2020.

Source: This Day

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