Governor Abdulrahaman Abdulrazak on Wednesday put pen to paper, signing a deal on KwaraLEARN that will see government schools join digital teaching and learning experiences in classrooms.
It makes the state number three in the country after Lagos and Edo who have hooked up their basic learning institutions into the Super highway.
The MOU signing on the deal with News Globe, technical partners on the project is described as Abdulrazak administration’s flagship public education transformation programme designed to improve learning outcomes for primary school pupils across the state.
The governor called the initiative a lifetime investment to empower teachers and give public school pupils the best shot at 21st century education with reverberating effects on the future of the state.
“The KwaraLEARN programme will empower our teachers with the right digital tools to be at their best while providing an electronic platform to make classrooms and schools transparent. The technology will monitor attendance and performance of pupils and teachers in all classrooms, offering continual support and feedback,” AbdulRazaq said at the signing of the MOU with the government’s technical partners, New Globe, in Ilorin.
“This is our flagship education programme. It will transform all government primary schools using innovative technology, data-driven platforms, high-quality learning materials, effective training and ongoing coaching and support for teachers and school leaders.
“Our technical partners — NewGlobe — are trusted to drive this programme to success. They have done it in Edo and Lagos, and we trust them to do a lot more to partner with other stakeholders towards returning basic education to the dream of our founding fathers.
“KwaraLEARN represents our vision for a stronger Kwara. It is set to deliver dramatic improvements in learning outcomes for public school children across the state. It will accelerate the numeracy and literacy skills of our pupils, enabling them to compete with their peers anywhere in the world.
“This is because we believe that the path to prosperity is through the education of the Kwara child.
This article appeared originally on Daily Independent, Nov 4, 2021.