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Response to COVID-19: USL, SUBEB launch NEED project


In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Universal Learning Solutions (ULS), a UK not-for-profit organisation has launched the Nigerians Educate Everywhere at a Distance project (NEED). 

Response to COVID-19: USL, SUBEB launch NEED project


By Alhassan Abba Yankatsari


This has been developed to help support the call by the Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC) for states to develop programmes to ensure that young learners are learning at home whilst schools are closed.

ULS and UBEC deliver Africa’s largest and most effective English literacy programme in the country.

The programme usually focuses on providing face to face training and support to the nation’s public primary school teachers using an effective English literacy method, which has been proven to dramatically raise early grade literacy levels in the country and globally.

However, the organization has rapidly changed its approach due to the COVID-19 situation and has created a range of amazing free distance learning solutions that can be accessed in a variety of ways.

As soon as school closure was announced, the organisation produced a certain television lessons series to directly benefit the children of the nation.

This is in addition to certain radio show for both the Northern and Southern parts of the country.

Already State Universal Basic Education Boards (SUBEBs) in Zamfara, Kaduna, Kano, Katsina, Abia, Anambra, Jigawa, Ebonyi and Ekiti States are embracing the project through airing the radio show on a range of stations.

This information is contained in a statement from Mr. Patrick Uzu, Country Director of the programme, a copy of which was made available to The Triumph.

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