The Bauchi State Government has partnered the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) on mobile learning among children and non formal education in the state.
Bauchi Governor. Bala Mohammmed revealed at the formal inauguration and handing over of 3,794 learning mobile devices by UNESCO to Bauchi State on Tuesday.
According to the Governor, the customised mobile device would facilitate UNESCO’s School Meet the Learner Approach Programme in the state.
He said the project was in line with his administration’s effort to digitise the teaching and learning process among the schools in the state.
“The project will also bridge the gap between out school children and the school drop outs in the state,” he said.
He also reiterated that the UNESCO project would significantly provide basic literacy to the beneficiaries and the learners.
The governor stressed that a committee to settle outstanding financial contributions and pay the counterpart fund of 250,000 dollars has been set up.
He commended the efforts of UBEC and SUBEB in lasting solutions to the out of school phenomenon in the country.
Mr Lamine Sow, the officer in charge and Head of Education UNESCO Regional Office, Abuja, noted it was a pilot project commencing in Bauchi.
“We are commencing the pilot project in six Local Government Areas in the state which are Dass, Warji, Katagum, Alkaleri and Tafa Balewa,” he said
Sow said the donation of mobile devices and launching of the Organisation’s School Meet the Learner Approach Programme was to support the state government in tackling poor performance of pupils at basic education level.
Speaker of the State House of Assembly, Alhaji Abubakar, also commended the state government and UNESCO on Mobile learning.
Abubakar requested UNESCO to consider other 20 local government areas in the state.
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