The Learning Passport, a solution to Zimbabwe’s education system

By Elkanah Nyauma

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The Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education (MOPSE) in partnership with UNICEF has launched an Education Technology platform, the Learning Passport.

The tech innovative idea is meant to enable children across the country to access learning resources and high-quality courses regardless of whether they are in school or not. The Learning Passport is also aimed at increasing digital-assisted learning and reach 300,000 learners by the end of 2021. 

The educational technology solution comes amidst the country’s recovery from COVID-19 pandemic that has affected the learning of many students around the globe, including over 4 million children in Zimbabwe. 

Picture | UNICEF

The launch of the Learning Passport by MOPSE together with UNICEF and Microsoft, and with financing from Global Partnership for Education, GPE is an important achievement for children and teachers in Zimbabwe. 

The platform provides an absolute learning solution in the midst of the Coronavirus pandemic and is helping to equip children and youths with the skills they need to reach their full potential.

The  Learning Passport content also includes:

Children story books for their parents to read with and for them

Khan Academy’s mathematics content

Gender equality lessons for both teachers and children

Interactive Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics simulation from PhET

Digital literacy content for children to participate and stay safe online

ICT in Education

Information and communication technology (ICT) can complement, enrich and transform education for the better. ~ UNESCO

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