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Kebbi enrolls 47,000 users into Nigeria learning passport – NLP Team Lead

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Kebbi enrolls 47,000 users into Nigeria learning passport – NLP Team Lead

Hajiya Hauwa Muhammed,Team Lead Nigeria Learning Passport (NLP) says over 47,000 users have benefitted from mobile phone and offline NLP for continues access to quality education in Kebbi.

Muhammed made this known at one-day workshop organised for media organisations in Binrin Kebbi on Friday.

The workshop was organised by Kebbi state Ministry for Basic and Secondary Education in collaboration with UNICEF Sokoto Field Office for media engagement/awareness campaign among parents, students and the general public on NLP in the state. 

Muhammed said that the NLP provided alternative to learning

progress and gave skills to people in education system, adding that it also provided continues access to education for all children, teachers and communities. 

“The platform was designed by the Federal Ministry of Education in collaboration with UNICEF, Microsoft and Global Partnership for Education to bridge the gap of Covid-19 pandemic. 

“It was launched by the Federal Ministry of Education on the 23th of March, 2023.

“However , Kebbi state government was the first state to launch the learning passport on the 30th of March ,2023, some schools were selected as pilot schools to start the learning passport across the state. 

“The NLP has enrolled and engaged 47,000 users across the state, this improved their learning abilities,” she said. 

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Muhammed said that the aim of engaging the media was to have strong relationship with NLP in order to achieve the designed team objectives.

“These objectives, among others, are to increase enrollment into the digital space, increase productivity and better work performance, and circulate news that can help people educate themselves,” she said. 

Muhammed said that the UNICEF supported the state with 1,320 SAMSUNG Galaxy tablets, 100 screen protector and 1,140 device case. 

“This is in addition to 90 projector and 60 airtel routers with sim- cards to 60 schools: ( 45 public primary and junior secondary school and 15 integrated Qur’anic schools),” she said. 

The team leader called on the government, traditional and religious institutions to support the NLP in order to achieve its aims and objectives. 

In his remarks, Alhaji Ibrahim Ladan-Gulumbe,the Director of Education Research Centre, state Ministry of Basic and Secondary Schools Education, informed the stakeholders that the state government through the ministry resuscitated computer department unit, which was obsolete.

“It was resuscitated with 15 computer system, and we trained about 300 teachers on computer operation and application.

“Since then, the computer units at the ministry have continued to wax stronger which gave birth to NLP and usage of tablets by both primary and secondary schools’ pupils,” he said.

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