Kaduna SUBEB distributes 2,358 digital devices

The Kaduna State Universal Basic Education Board on Monday distributed 2,358 tablet computers to 2,258 public primary schools as part of efforts to digitize school attendance register in public schools.

The Executive Chairman of the board, Tijjani Abdullahi, said at the distribution ceremony in Kaduna that the initiative was under the World Bank-supported Better Education Service Delivery for All.

Abdullahi said that the digital attendance register was a new Disbursement Link Indicator under the BESDA programme introduced to digitally document the attendance of pupils in schools.

He said that the device would be used by education stakeholders to track pupils’ attendance, ensure school retention and completion, and enhance decision-making and planning.

“A total of 2,358 tablet computers would be distributed to Head Teachers of 2,358 public primary schools across the state.

“This is to commence the digital attendance register in public schools across the state as part of the digital transformation agenda for teaching and learning in public schools in the state.

“Also, the National Bureau of Statistics is set to conduct an independent verification exercise of BESDA activities in benefitting public schools across the country.

“The digital attendance register will provide the needed evidence during the verification,” he said.

The SUBEB boss urged the acting Education Secretaries, Head Teachers, and School-Based Management Committees, religious and traditional leaders to support the initiative.

This, according to him, will enable the stakeholders and the board to track children that are at risk of dropping out of school for retention.

He added that the Head Teachers would be accountable for the safety of the devices.

The Commissioner of Education, Hajiya Halima Liman Lawal, that the state government would continue to deepen its quest for digital and e-learning in public schools.

Lawal, who was represented by the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Education, Dr Haliru Soba, assured the state government of commitment to increase investment in the education sector.

According to her, the goal is to improve the learning outcome in all public schools by addressing all concerns that inhibit quality learning in public schools.

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