From Muawuya Bala Idris, Katsina
Federal Ministry of Education, in collaboration with UNICEF and partners, are currently engaging the private sector to connect schools in Kano and Lagos States to facilitate the deployment of the Nigeria Learning Passport (NLP).
In a statement signed by Katsina state coordinator of NLP, Usmatu Mohammed Gona said the project will involve private sectors such Airtel and other service providers.
The statement, which was made available to newsmen in Katsina state, said NLP is a Digital Learning Platform with online mobile, and offline capacity that enables continuous quality education.
“It is feasible and adaptable, allowing learners and teachers to easily adopt it to complement learning and existing digital learning platforms,” the statement said
It added that children, youth and parents can access a digitalized curriculum providing instructions and supplementary learning materials in all core curricular subjects for primary 1-6, JSS 3, and SS1–SS3.
Gona added that the platforms make learning possible even outside the confines of a school, which will help to address the spiraling number of school-aged children unable to learn.
“The Nigeria learning passport has the potential to ensure that every Nigeria child has access to learning, whether within the four walls of a classroom or outside of it.”
The statement said NLP, which recently launched in Katsina, has a target to reach 9.5 million earners by 2023 and 12 million by 2025 in Nigeria.