July 23, 2024
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UNICEF trains 500 Corps members in Adamawa State to strengthen digital learning in the State.

 

By Aisha Mohammed

 

 

The rapid development of technology has penetrated almost all sectors of the society making any form of resistance almost impossible.

The advent of COVID-19 which resulted to shutdown of schools made the incorporation of digital technology into adolescents’ daily life, as well as its impact on their cognitive, emotional and social development, grow by the day.

 

In a bid to promote digital learning through the Nigerian Learning Passport, the United Nations Children’s Fund, UNICEF, in collaboration with Nigeria Youth Service Corps, NYSC, with support from Botnar Foundation, has trained 500 corps members in Adamawa State.

The corps members selected from various schools across the 21 local governments of the state, are expected to take digital learning to the door steps of more children across the state, as UNICEF intensifies move to ensure all children across the state are captured in the Nigerian Learning Passport.

Briefing journalists in Yola on the progress recorded in using the Nigeria Learning Passport, NLP, introduced in 2022 as response to COVID-19 pandemic to promote digital learning, UNICEF Communications Officer, Bauchi Field Office, Opeyemi Olagunju said it has about one million users in Nigeria, indicating the commitment and resilience of stakeholders towards the advancement of digital learning.

Opeyemi added that the NLP offers interactive simulations and cutting-edge courses to include computer and agricultural science, which empowers the children with the requisite skills for the future.

UNICEF Education specialist, Bauchi field office, Abdurrahman Ibrahim said digital learning has come to stay as it is the future of learning across the globe.

Ibrahim further explained that the incorporation of corps members in Adamawa State is to augment the shortfall in the number of teachers, adding that the corps members selected are those teaching in schools across the state.

He noted that UNICEF has set up an audacious target to capture all the children of Adamawa State in the NLP in order to ensure learning for all regardless of whether the children are in school or out-of-school.

 

The Education Specialist noted that to entrench a successful digital learning in Adamawa, UNICEF provided Samsung tablets, routers, projectors and many other equipments for the success of the exercise, pledging UNICEF and partners’ continued support till all children are covered.

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