Digital learning reaches 400 communities

Digital learning reaches 400 communities
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UNICEF and Min. of Edu. produce Nigeria Learning Passport accessible to all.

UNICEF Country Representative to Nigeria, Mr. Peter Hawkins, stated at a flagship interview program in Abuja that the digital platforms intervention of the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has enabled the provision of education access to 400 communities across Nigeria. It was also stated that UNICEF collaborated with the Federal Ministry of Education to produce Nigeria’s Learning Passport, the downloading of the full curriculum of 14,000 documents into an iOS App, which is accessible to anyone – teachers, girls and boys.

The organization has put effort into the expansion of the digital platforms for 400 communities and has been able to achieve this with its collaboration with IHS, giving access to communities without previous access. Connectivity is also not an issue as it happened almost immediately after the tower was set, providing the people with a means of accessing it. Also, the Children’s Fund in cooperation with IHS, Airtel, MTN and other partners are working hard in order to ensure that the curriculum and digital platform are accessible to children and making school-to-school connectivity a solid part of Nigeria’s future.

There is an increase in the demand for education in Nigeria.

Connectivity has been said to be really slow, however, in eight years, as stated, there will be an exponential expansion. The goal is to reach the region of 1,600 schools that will be granted access to some sort of connectivity in some form or type as it begins to expand in a considerable manner. During the interview, Hawkins emphasized the commitment of the Federal Government to safe school financing for the provision of continuous learning.

A core issue that is prevalent in the country, according to the interviewee, is the increase in the demand for education. As a result of this, there arises a need to critically examine the broken compact for education that exists between the state governments and communities. Despite the fact that about 70 percent of Nigerian children are not being engaged in the right learning at literacy and numeracy level, they still tend to achieve a lot.

The learning passport will give access to materials on numeracy & literacy.

In April, 2021, UNICEF organized a major conference that was based on safe school financing, however the federal government has taken steps towards it with the Ministry of Finance. Also in the same year, 2021, research was conducted concerning the situation analysis of the insecurity that surrounds education and the compact between the government and the communities. The research proved that the compact was broken due to the high demand for education/learning in the country is very high.

Every child wants to go to school, likewise every parent wants their children to be educated. What is broken within the system is the compact between state government and the communities and provision for education. Many other measures that were taught at the conference which will positively impact girls have been put into action. Hawkins added that the learning passport would grant Nigerian children access to materials on numeracy, literacy and knowledge that would enhance the improvement of the country.

Airtel & UNICEF announced a five-year pan-African partnership in Nov. 2021.

Prior to the expansion of digital platforms in 400 communities, Airtel Africa and UNICEF, on November 1, 2021, announced a five-year pan-African partnership to enable the acceleration of digital learning by connecting schools to the internet and ensuring free accessibility to learning platforms across 13 countries, one of which includes Nigeria. In addition, Airtel Nigeria and UNICEF Nigeria, being longstanding partners, planned to ensure the connectivity of schools in Lagos and Kano to the internet to enable digital learning.


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Ask Nigeria
5 days ago

Digital learning reaches 400 communities – UNICEF and Min. of Edu. produce Nigeria Learning Passport accessible to all. Express your point of view.

Adeolastan
Member
4 days ago

Digital has really help Nigeria students in a good way and really develop their education moral.

DimOla
Member
4 days ago

This is not the immediate need of the country for now though UNICEF are trying. Please, FG do the needful and end the ASUU strike!!!!

Iyanu12345ogg
Member
4 days ago

The UNICEF has really done a lot for education. providing passport accessibility for learning purposes is a win for education. With this, the rate of literacy will increase in the country.

Godsewill Ifeanyi
Member
4 days ago

The compact that was supposed to exist between the state government and the communities regarding the provision of education has fallen apart, and it is imperative that this be fixed.

Kazeem1
Member
4 days ago

The findings of the research demonstrated that the agreement was violated as a result of the very high demand for educational opportunities across the nation.

Chibuzor
Member
4 days ago

One of the most important problems that are currently facing the nation is the rise in the number of people who want to further their education, which is a very positive development.

Ultra0711
Member
4 days ago

UNICEF have had a huge impact on our educational system. Providing passport accessibility for learning purposes is a big win for education. Very soon the rate of illiteracy in the country will decrease drastically.

Taiwoo
Member
4 days ago

the dedication of the United States Federal Government to maintaining stable funding for educational institutions in order to ensure uninterrupted education

Bola12
Member
4 days ago

Digital learning has gine a king way in helping people these days most especially students that are being stranded as a result of ASUU strike.

Nwachukwu Kingsley
Member
4 days ago

Partners are exerting a great deal of effort in order to guarantee that children will have access to both the educational curriculum and the digital platform, as well as to make school-to-school connectivity an integral part of the future of Nigeria.

Hassan Isa
Member
4 days ago

Since connectivity occurred almost instantly after the tower was set, there is no problem with people having access to it.

Adesanyaj72
Member
4 days ago

This Nigerian initiative, called the Learning Passport, is the result of a partnership between UNICEF and the Federal Ministry of Education, and it allows teachers, girls, and boys to access the country’s whole curriculum

Remi1
Member
4 days ago

The rising demand for education is a fundamental problem facing the nation. As a result, it becomes necessary to critically evaluate the broken education agreement between local governments and states. UNICEF has worked hard to increase the accessibility of 400 communities’ digital platforms, and its partnership with IHS has allowed it to do so.

Christiana
Member
4 days ago

Children in Nigeria would have access to math, reading, and knowledge resources through this learning passport, which would help the nation’s development.

Tolaniiii
Member
4 days ago

The study established that the agreement was breached as a result of the nation’s great desire for learning and education.

theApr
Member
4 days ago

A core issue that is prevalent in the country, is the increase in the demand for education. As a result of this, there arises a need to critically examine the broken compact for education that exists between the state governments and communities. UNICEF has put effort into the expansion of the digital platforms for 400 communities and has been able to achieve this with its collaboration with IHS. Kudos to them

Tonerol10
Member
4 days ago

The is very good support from UNICEF they are really trying. We appreciate, thanks to UNICEF

SarahDiv
Member
4 days ago

More than ever before Nigerians need Digital learning to be able have access to digital materials for learning possible. Thanks to UNICEF and Min. of Edu. who have been able to produce Nigeria Learning Passport, accessible to all. Digital learning can now reach 400 communities and they’re still hoping to get to more communities.

Haykaylyon26
Member
4 days ago

A big thanks to UNICEF for all their contribution in our country especially in education sector. With this Nigeria passport learning will help alot and increase literacy in our country

Abusi
Member
4 days ago

I applaud and celebrate the UNICEF on the impact they have had on our educational system. They have really done a lot and they deserve kudos. Providing passport accessibility for learning purposes is a win for education. With this, the rate of literacy will increase in the country.

jdpumping
Member
5 days ago

Special thanks to UNICEF for always supporting Nigeria at all times and this new one about collaborating with the min of education to produce Nigeria learning passport accessible to all.