The United Nations Children’s Fund has said Nigerian Learning Passport gives every Nigerian child access to education.
Speaking during a tour of some schools where the NLP had been deployed, UNICEF Education Specialist, Babagana Aminu, revealed that the NLP was developed by Microsoft and adopted by the Federal Government to ease and complement learning for primary and secondary school learners. He revealed that the platform had about 280,000 users.
One of the schools visited was Ladoje Nursery and Primary School Orile-Agege, Lagos.
Aminu explained that NLP could be used online and offline for hard-to-reach areas.
“With NLP, every child in Nigeria won’t be deprived of education. The mixed data done by NBS the population in the North is facing multiple deprivations, issues of poverty, terrorism, and flooding.
Director, Policy, Planning, Research and Statistics Department, Lagos State Ministry of Education, Dr Sunday Adejare, said, “We want to ensure that children are familiar with ICT. We have partners assisting with providing tablets for schools, and training for teachers is ongoing. We discovered that children learn better with ICT. We have about 2,000 schools in Lagos to provide for these children in terms of gadgets is a lot. We have ICT Lab in virtually all secondary schools in Lagos.”
While sharing their experiences, Maryam Afolabi, nine years pupil of the school, explained that “I am already learning what our teacher has not taught us on the NLP. In Social Studies, yesterday, I learned about malaria and cholera and that we shouldn’t pupu on the road. I like NLP because it teaches me what I did not know.”
Similarly, Akindele Enoch, a pry three pupil, maintained that “It is very useful and improves the brain. It helps people to understand better, I want the government to distribute more gadgets for better understanding and learning. When you watch the video, it boosts understanding.”