A- one day capacity building workshop for EMIS and Quality Assurance Officers of Nasarawa State Ministry of Education and Local Government Education Authorities on Nigeria Learning Passport for ” local Champion ” in the state was declared opened on Saturday 11th June 2022 @ Government Science School, Lafia.
The workshop which was jointly organised by Unicef, Federal Ministry of Education, Global Partnership for Education with the support of Nasarawa State Government drew participants from 29 Area Education Quality Evaluation Offices and 31 from Local Government Education Authorities .
Declaring the workshop open, Nasarawa State Commissioner for Education, Hajiya Fatu Jimaita Sabo said the Nigeria Learning Passport set out to introduce learners to something new, saying “education is in our fingers tips with or without teachers, learners will have access to learning materials.” Sabo also said that “coming from the covid-19 period where we knew what happened to our learners globally, especially here in Nasarawa State where learners were kept away from school for almost 6 months .and got the practitioners very worried.”
“We are happy today we are assessing a platform, God forbid even if we come across that situation, we have something that we can fall back to. Our learners will interact with their Learning materials”, Sabo added.
She congratulated the participants for being appointed to serve as ‘Nasarawa State local Champions’ for the programme.
Honorable Sabo then charged the participants to take the Learning assignment with all the seriousness it deserves by paying attention, asking questions, and Contribute immensely towards scaling up interactions in the Nigeria Learning Passport.
She called on participants to fully understand the message as they are going to step down knowledge gained to their colleagues at their various jurisdictions to enable students/pupils register on the platform and access learning materials.
“We are looking forward for your cooperation in the course of this assignment,” she further enthused.
While thanking the Federal Ministry of Education and other development partners for making Nigeria Learning Passport available to learners in Nigeria, she
assured that learners will derive maximum benefit and urged parents and other stakeholders in education sector to assist by ensuring that learners make use of the platform even while away from the school.
She used the medium to thank his Excellency Engr Abdullahi A. Sule for the desired attention given to education sector in the state through budgetary provisions.
On his part, Unicef field Education Officer, Kaduna Office, Mr. Francis Elasha said the Nigeria Learning Passport is one intervention and innovation that seeks to address issues around learning in schools and even outside school environment that prompted for collaboration and it that it is targeted to have students access the Nigerian Learning Passport by the end of June 2022.
While commending the Commissioner for her passion for Education, Unicef pledged to support and complement the effort of the state government to ensure every citizens have access to quality education.