UNICEF trains 500 corps members on digital learning in Adamawa LGAs

The UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has trained 500 National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) members to promote digital learning in schools across 21 Local Government Areas (LGAs) in Adamawa.

UNICEF Education Specialist, Mr Abdurahman Ibrahim, said this on Saturday during a two-day training session for the corps members on the Nigerian Learning Passport (NLP) in Yola.

Ibrahim explained that the NLP, a digital learning platform, was developed to enhance digital learning for both in-school and out-of-school children.

‘The NLP platform offers over 15,000 learning materials. Our goal is to ensure that every child enrolls, registers for courses, and completes them.

‘During COVID-19, educational activities were halted, prompting us to create an alternative learning program.’

He noted that engaging 500 corps members, who serve as teachers in schools throughout the state, aims to address the shortage of teachers on the NLP platform.

‘We are leveraging the one-year service experience of corps members, particularly those
in schools, to enhance learning among children,’ Ibrahim said.

‘Each corps member will be introduced to the NLP, enabling them to register more learners and guide them through their courses.’

He added that this initiative will increase the number of teachers and improve learning outcomes for children in the state.

The NLP includes various components that address the educational needs of schoolchildren, including non-formal education and integrated Quranic education, targeting both primary and secondary levels.

‘We have begun implementing the program in some schools, distributing tablets, routers for internet access, and projectors to support the NLP platform in classrooms,’ Ibrahim said.

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‘We encourage parents to engage their children with the learning platform and reduce their time spent playing games.’

Addressing the distribution of tablets and internet access in rural schools, Ibrahim mentioned that various partners are supporti
ng the programme.

‘We have partners in Adamawa providing essential items like tablets, routers, and projectors to schools to bridge the educational gap in the state,’ he said.

Source: News Agency of Nigeria