In partnership with the Primary and Secondary Education ministry, the United Nations Children’s Emergency Fund launched a digital learning platform that will enhance remote learning in the country.
The platform confirmed that “the learning passport”, is an initiative by Unicef in collaboration with Microsoft, a multinational technology company.
While speaking, Laylee Moshiri, Unicef Zimbabwe representative said the platform would address the challenges faced by 4.6 million learners in the country after physical learning was disrupted by the COVID-9 pandemic.
The digital library of teaching and learning resources from the national curriculum also includes open education resources from a wide range of partners, mapped to complement the local curriculum to enhance learning.
Moshiri said: “The learning passport addresses the challenges faced by millions of children and youth worldwide to access continued, quality education in times of crisis and when access is limited to traditional learning. It is a technological-based platform enabling high-quality and flexible learning to close the learning gap.”
However, the government implemented television and radio lessons to enhance learning during the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown period, but the media was not accessible to most rural learners who remained excluded from the initiative.