Bauchi State has clinched the first position of the Nigeria Learning Passport (NLP) enrolment exercise with 58,431 users.
NLP is an online e-learning platform with mobile and offline capabilities that enables continuous access to quality education by closing the poverty learning gap.
It is being implemented in collaboration between the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the federal and state governments.
A factsheet released by the Bauchi NLP Coordinating Unit showed that the state has the highest number of 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.
Commenting on the development, the state’s Commissioner for Education, Jamila Dahiru, said the feat was achieved due to Bala Mohammed’s administration’s strong commitment towards raising the education standard.
Ms Dahiru, who spoke through Sa’adatu Usman, coordinator, Development Partners in the Bauchi Ministry of Education, said the state would achieve the targeted 75,000 NLP users by the end of the year.
She said the ministry had trained teachers and corps members to enhance NLP user enrolment across the 20 local government areas of the state.
“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.