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UNICEF urges proper use of Nigeria Learning Passport

The NLP, an online, offline, and mobile learning platform, would provide children,, and parents with resources for learning at home and in school.

• August 3, 2022
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The United Nations Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) has called for a multi-stakeholder approach for proper utilisation of the new e-learning platform, Nigeria Learning Passport.

Serekeberehan SeyoumDeres, chief officer in charge, UNICEF Nigeria, Kano Field Office, made the call on Tuesday at the launch of the Nigeria Learning Passport in Kano.

He said the NLP, an online, offline, and mobile learning platform, would provide children, teachers, and parents with resources for learning at home and in school.

“At the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, sporadic school closures hindered the learning of 50 million students in Nigeria alone and more than 5 million in Kano state,” noted Mr SeyoumDeres. “Frequent attacks on schools including abduction of children, who should always be safe in school, had complicated the fear of the unknown.”

He added, “But together, we are finding solutions. While nothing can replace the face-to-face interaction with their teachers and peers in the classroom.”

The NLP, he explained, would provide learning opportunities when face-to-face interaction isn’t feasible or when children need to revise and bridge the learning poverty gap.

The UNICEF representative commended the state government for unveiling the creative digital learning solution, saying it will increase access to excellent learning for all pupils.


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