Coronavirus (318) Transmission of coronavirus (2) Education

2 April, 2020

Dear all

Yes, what is the minimum distance? The overcrowding is unavoidable in my environment. We have closed down schools. No learning is taking place, we do not know for how long. I know some homes and settlements in my environment are more crowded than the schools. They live in slums.

Who will provide an innovation on how to reach my over two million school going population in Kaduna State Nigeria by their teachers. We are considering the use of radio and TV stations to enable children listen and see their teachers teaching English, arithmetic, social sciences etc. one big challenge is electricity. Rural communities have no TV sets. There are more handsets than TV sets mostly not android.

I am sure many have tried and are trying to do something in Africa for the children at home to continue learning. While the developed world can share their experiences. I am now the commissioner of education in Kaduna state.


HIFA profile: Shehu U Muhammad is the Field Specialist, Nigeria, for the 1 Million Community Health Workers Campaign. Shehu started career as a Public Health Superintendent as per back as 1985, worked as sanitation and Immunization Officer of Mani Local Government, as a Public Health Instructor and rose to the rank of Chief Lecturer and CEO of Shehu Idris College of Health Science and Technology for 8 years. Holds Masters in Management, Masters in Public Health and a PhD student on HRH. Chairs many committees on Maternal Health Advocacy at state and National level. Currently also teaches Population and Development and Leadership and Reproductive Health. Advocate of using mobile technology in generating data and conveying health awareness messages to the hard to reach areas.