Bauchi Tops List of Nigeria Learning Passport User Enrolment

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Bauchi State took first place in the Nigeria Learning Passport (NLP) enrolment exercise, with 58,431 users.

NLP is a mobile and online e-learning platform that offers ongoing access to quality education by closing the poverty learning gap.

It is being carried out in partnership with the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the federal and state governments.

According to a factsheet provided by the Bauchi NLP Coordinating Unit, the state has the most NLP enrolled users in Nigeria.

“Bauchi takes the first position with a total of 58,431 users overall, followed by Sokoto and Kebbi in second and third positions,” it said.

In a statement, the state’s Commissioner for Education, Jamila Dahiru, said the achievement was made possible by Bala Mohammed’s administration’s strong dedication to increasing educational standards.

Ms Dahiru, speaking through Sa’adatu Usman, Development Partners Coordinator at the Bauchi Ministry of Education, stated that the state would reach the objective of 75,000 NLP users by the end of the year.

She stated that the ministry had educated teachers and corps members to increase NLP user enrollment across the state’s 20 local government units.

“About 1,000 teachers and facilitators had been trained on mandatory courses and exposed to MS365.

“This is to fast track enrolment in 60 selected schools, four tertiary institutions and 11 Computer Based Centres (CBTs),” she said.

The commissioner said the state government had distributed 22 tablets each to 40 selected schools and 15 Integrated Qur’anic Schools with the support of UNICEF.

Launched in March 2022, the NLP now operates in 18 states across Nigeria.

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