Friday, March 1, 2024

Lagos To Partner UNICEF To Tackle Out-Of-School Phenomenon

The Lagos State Government has expressed its readiness to leverage the digital platforms provided by the United Nations Children’s Fund to reduce the challenge of out-of-school children in the rural communities

The Director, Policy, Planning, Research and Statistics, Ministry of Education, Adejare Afolabisaid, this during a two-day stakeholders dialogue workshop in Lagos.

The workshop, with the theme Digital Learning Platforms was organized by National Orientation Agency, in collaboration with UNICEF.

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Afolabi said it would bring to bear the existing Nigeria Learning Passport method with which UNICEF had trained more than 3,000 facilitators and provided tablets for the purpose.

He said that the initiative was imperative as it would help the children improve their learning with the audio-visual system provided and reduce abstract learning.

He said the government will leverage the existing NLP, an online/offline platform designed to complement the existing system of imparting knowledge and learning.

The workshop is an initiative of the federal and state governments in partnership with UNICEF.

The director noted that the idea was to bridge the gap between the fast and slow learners, adding that every child could learn at their own pace and also revise topics that they could understand and assimilate.

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