Nigeria Learning Passport portal records 1m subscribers – UNICEF

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The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has announced on Tuesday that the Nigeria Learning Passport has reached one million subscribers.

In a statement published on its website, the UN agency described the figure as “remarkable milestone.”

The federal ministry of education in partnership with UNICEF launched the Nigeria Learning Passport (NLP), an online, mobile and soon-to-be offline learning platform that will provide continuous access to quality education to three million learners in 2022 alone, and a total of 12 million by 2025.

“Reaching one million subscribers on the Nigeria Learning Passport is a testament to our collective commitment to ensuring that every child in Nigeria has access to quality education, regardless of their location or circumstances.

The federal ministry of education in partnership with UNICEF launched the Nigeria Learning Passport (NLP), an online, mobile and soon-to-be offline learning platform that will provide continuous access to quality education to three million learners in 2022 alone, and a total of 12 million by 2025.

“This platform is bridging the educational gap and providing opportunities for children to learn and thrive, especially in remote and underserved communities.

“UNICEF Nigeria continues to work closely with the Federal and State Ministries of Education and other partners to expand the reach of the Nigerian Learning Passport and enhance its content to meet the evolving needs of learners.

“This milestone marks a significant step towards achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4, which aims to ensure inclusive and equitable quality education for all.

“UNICEF remains dedicated to creating a brighter future for every child through education and innovation,” the UNICEF representative in Nigeria, Ms. Cristian Munduate said.
The Nigeria Learning Passport has been instrumental in addressing the educational disruptions caused by the pandemic, and most recently by natural hazards and attacks on schools, ensuring that children continue to learn in a safe and supportive environment.

The platform’s user-friendly interface has made it accessible to learners. The soon to be launched offline capability will also make it accessible to learners with limited internet connectivity, further promoting inclusivity in education.

Key features of the Nigeria Learning Passport include:

Comprehensive curriculum covering core subjects such as Mathematics, Science, English, and Social Studies available English, Hausa, Igbo and Yoruba languages.

Interactive learning which engages learners with videos, quizzes, and interactive activities.

Data free usage on an Airtel sim card, offline access allowing students to download content and study without an internet connection, as well as teacher resources, providing educators with tools and materials to support effective teaching.