Sunday, April 12, 2020

Covid-19: UNESCO Laureate, World Acclaimed Distinguished Professor Of ICT Develops Scientific Applications For Educationists.

By Victor Bieni

OSHOGBO- OSUN STATE - NIGERIA- UNESCO Laureate, World Acclaimed Distinguished Professor of Information Communication Technology,  Professor Sir Bashiru Aremu has developed a Scientific testing kits, applications and resources for Educationists, stakeholders as a panacea to the global lockdown on the outbreaks of Coronavirus diseases Covid-19.

Professor Sir Bashiru Aremu disclosed this to Newsmen today in his country home today at Oshogbo, Osun State, Nigeria while addressing some group of Journalists stated that the resources and  "APPs" test kits developed is a major panacea to this Covid-19 pandemic, that the Scientific applications is also a vital tools to all researchers, Educationists, Stakeholders, teachers to enable their students learn, acquire more knowledge in any field, especially in the field of Computer Science.

In his words: "I Compiled Resources to support teaching during covid-19. With the  outbreak of covid-19, as UNESCO Laureate and world acclaimed Distinguished University Professor Of Information and Communication Technology".

"I know that many of my fellow Professors and Lecturers will be supporting their  Students remotely. Teaching computer Science and Information and Communication Technology is already difficult, and moving to a virtual environment can be challenging".

" I've compiled a list of resources to help Professors, Lecturers and Teachers to support their students during this trying time. I encourage you to keep visiting this page that I mentioned below for the most up-to-date resources".

"To be the best for your students you need to be the best for yourself. Remember to stay safe, take care of yourself, and don't compare yourself to other Professors, Lecturers and teachers".

"It's easy with all the resources floating around to feel pressured to perform in a certain way, but your district of School might not have access to the same resources as your counterpart located elsewhere. You're doing the best you can for your students with the resources available to you".

Professor Bashiru Aremu while given hints on how stay safe in the on-going Covid-19 Pandemic stressed that these challenging and stressful time that Educationists, Teachers and Students as well as stakeholders should prioritize their own physical and emotional well being, he then added that citizens in Nigeria and the rest of the world should follow the five WHO's guide lines, which will enable them keep physical distance from others but still find way to stay connected.

"Here are some the resources to support you; we have the calm: Which is curated  resources to support mental and emotional wellness through this stressful time-free. We have headspace for educators; which is guided exercises, videos and resources to support mindfulness free for all K-12 teachers and staff".

" We also have Down-Dog-App for post secondary school students, teachers through June, 7 minute work out classes free for all K-12, Hilt, barre, virtual yoga and others. We have notable-Women - Computing- Solitaire; which is a card game for a brain break, where you also learn about the contributions of women leaders in Computer Science and Information Technology. As well as live cams; which is streams videos of animals and landscape for a calming break".

The World Acclaimed Distinguished Professor of ICT, stated further that many schools as many schools that were preparing for the "APPs" testing, that the college board has been posting updates and is developing resources to help support teachers navigating planning for testing.

He noted  that the resources and the scientific applications developed will no doubt help Professors, Lecturers, teachers to have a flow of conversations  and answer some of the likely and very important questions the students might ask them by being curious, anxious in the on-going Covid-19 pandemic to support them.

Professor Sir Bashiru Aremu then stated that experts has given some answers to New York Times on their inquiry on how parents and adults can talk to adolescents about the pandemic by managing anxiety a
with reference to the scientific applications he  developed as guide to Coronavirus, also noted that the podcast will help students build emotional resilience during disaster as well, and steps towards increasing kid's sense of self-control.

The ICT Professor has harped on the need for stakeholders, educationists to ensure that  they teach students,  login into the App and use the resources he developed to support students in learning about the Coronavirus pandemic by helping them to build their knowledge around the virus to help support their community to reduce spread.

According to the World Acclaimed Distinguished Professor of ICT some of the App ingredients very imperatives included amongst others are: Learning and teaching online, Coronavirus tech reports, kids guide to Coronavirus, helping epidemiologists predict how and  where the illness will move next, the imperatives of ICT, Computer Science, state specific models and others.

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