The Kaduna State Universal Basic Education Board (Kaduna SUBEB) on Monday distributed 2,358 tablet computers to 2,258 public primary schools as part of efforts to digitize the school attendance register in public schools.
The Executive Chairman of the board, Alhaji Tijjani Abdullahi, said the initiative was under the World Bank-supported Better Education Service Delivery for All (BESDA).
According to him, the digital attendance register was a new Disbursement Link Indicator (DLI) under the BESDA programme introduced to digitally document the attendance of pupils in schools.
“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,” he said.
The Commissioner of Education, Hajiya Halima Liman Lawal represented by the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Education, Dr Haliru Soba said the state government would continue to deepen its quest for digital and e-learning in public schools.