ADAMAWA STATE TO ADOPT NEW PROGRAM BASED ON TELA MODEL

Thanks to the Technology Enhanced Learning for All program, Saidu Komsiri, the director of quality assurance at the Adamawa State Universal Basic Education Board (ADSUBEB), has announced a new program that has been proposed to the state government for adoption: Support Integrated Learning Initiative for All (SILICA). The announcement was made at a recent TELA workshop with community stakeholders.

Komori said that the TELA was an “eye-opener” that has shown the inadequacies of government in catering to certain educational needs. In just six months of implementation, program evaluation demonstrated that the TELA program was successful in supporting the weakest learners. “Within a short period of time, it exposed us to so many of our shortcomings that we need to address. And we are ready to make the corrections.”

Acknowledging the increasing number of out-of-school children, Komsiri said the new program will allow all children to have access to qualitative education. “We have strategized to see that the model is replicated in Adamawa, based on some moderations. We are trying to formalize a partnership between AUN, ADSUBEB, and the State Ministry of Education so that the program wholeheartedly becomes Adamawa state government property.”

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