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UNICEF Donates Solar Power To 30 Kano Schools

As part of its commitment to expand access to learning, the United Nations Children’s Fund has equipped 30 Kano schools selected from 11 local governments with solar power accessories.

The items, which were distributed to 15 primary schools and 15 integrated Islamiyya Schools, include 120 solar panels, 60 batteries, 30 solar inverters and 30 charge regulators.

This was made known by the Director of Public Enlightenment, Kano State Ministry of Education, Balarabe Kiru through a statement on Wednesday.

Recall that UNICEF had recently distributed tablets to 65 primary schools in Kano under the Nigeria Learning Passport programme to increase access to learning platforms for schools’ pupils.

While handing over the items to the state education ministry, the UNICEF Chief Field Officer, Kano, Raham Rahul, said the donation was part of UNICEF’s commitment to expanding access to learning through a dedicated online platform to children under the programme of  Nigeria Learning Passport.

“Nigeria Learning Passport is a digital learning platform that offers curriculum-designed content for early childhood education, primary and secondary education, adolescent skills and technology/vocational education.

“The programme, therefore, responds to the needs of both in and out-of-school children and youth who need additional support to receive education of sufficient quality,” he said.

Rahul noted that the state was still lagging in access to and use of the learning passport, stressing that there was a need for the state to reach a target of 75,000 subscribers and users by December.

Receiving the items, the state Commissioner of Education, Umar Doguwa, who was represented by the ministry’s Permanent Secretary, Hajiya Kubra Imam, thanked UNICEF for the gesture, pledging that the ministry would form a strong monitoring team that would go around ensuring proper utilisation of the items by the benefiting schools.




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