Kano state government in its effort to boost education standard, has unveiled Nigeria Learning Passport (NLP)for its students in primary and upper basic classes, with the gesture to enable no fewer than 25million students, opportunities to utilize the application by the end of 2025.
It will also afford pupils to register through a known GSM line to access over 10,000 resources available in the system remotely at their convenience.
This NLP is an electronic distant learning platform fortified with both audio, and video for intended beneficiaries for self-based learning
Disclosing this on Sunday at the state ministry of education while speaking with the pressmen in Kano, the Team leader, Nasiru Abdullahi Kwalli, said that the universal programme is a joint partnership between Microsoft as host, technical support from UNICEF, while the bulk of financial support comes from World Bank.
He said that the Application that has language switches to accommodate mother tongue was designed to cater for emergency when schools are not accessible, stressing that no fewer than 25m pupils are expected to utilize the application by the end of 2025.
According to him, the universal self-based learning devise allowed each state to develop its local content and upload it to the website for the benefit of its local students.
“It enables states to develop their local content and host it. We have content developers, productions studio where local content are develop and uploaded in the website,” he said
Mr. Kwalli, who was flanked at the ceremony by other members of the technical committee revealed that the application was designed to work both online and offline for students.
“The advent of COVID-19 forced policy planners to come up with solutions that would enable students access to learning at their convenience during emergency.”
He disclosed the module has a self-assessment that will enable pupils assess their performance at the end of each lesson.
He then assured that Kano state Government has assured its readiness to provide the infrastructure to balance the facility gap, adding that the device is flexible and compliant in both urban and remote areas.