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Katsina, UNICEF launch e-learning platform, target 10,000 learners, teachers

By Danjuma Michael, Katsina
29 September 2022   |   3:53 am
The Katsina State government, in collaboration with the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), has launched the Nigeria Learning Passport (NLP) aimed at enrolling 10,000 learners

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The Katsina State government, in collaboration with the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), has launched the Nigeria Learning Passport (NLP) aimed at enrolling 10,000 learners and teachers before the end of 2023.

The state coordinator of NLP, Usamatu Gona, who disclosed this to journalists shortly after inaugurating the programme, said it is an online learning platform with mobile and offline capability that enables continuous access to quality education.

Gona noted that the learning passport, powered by Microsoft, with funding support from Global Partnership for Education (GPE), is free for learners across the state.

He said the platform makes learning possible even outside the confines of a school, which will help address the spiralling number of out-of-school children unable to learn, especially in states where insecurity hinders access to schools. 

“Importantly, a learning passport provides an opportunity for teachers to access quality guides, resources and digitised capacity-building modules while supporting them to deliver lessons in class. In Katsina, we are targeting 10,000 learners and teachers across the over 300 schools before the end of November 2023,” he stated.

Gona, however, said the e-learning platform targets the enrollment of 4.5 million learners and 135,000 schools across the country by the end of 2023 and 12 million by 2025 respectively.

He added that 30,500 teachers and school leaders are being trained on the use of NLP and on how to integrate technology in classroom instructional practice.