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SASAKAWA AFRICAN FUND FOR EXTENSION EDUCATION (ABU SAFE) Conducts Training Workshop for Staff on eLearning

2021-12-23 09:59:14By
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Three-day lecturer training workshop on “Learning Management System” was conducted at Faculty of Agriculture; Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria by Sasakawa Africa Association to enhance the migration of the Sasakawa University-based programme on agricultural extension from face to face to ICT-enabled blended learning. During the training workshop, it was emphasized that learner-centred approach will make online education more engaging and allow effective participation as well as creativity of the learners.

Sasakawa Africa Association aims to enhance the mainstreaming of e-extension platform in agricultural extension training and operations as well as scaling up technologies through digital transformation to extension officers, farmers and other value chain actors for release of Short Message Services (SMS), images, podcasts, and videos for extension advisory services.

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Participants at the three-day Workshop held between 6th – 8th December 2021 at the Faculty of Agriculture, ABU Zaria.

Lecturers at the Workshop were trained on how to sign into the Sasakawa domain for the online education platform (,  where teaching and training resources of different formats and forms were uploaded to different courses and modules by each of the lecturers.

Similarly, lecturers were able to enroll students for their respective courses, create assignments, forums, chat groups and quizes that were graded automatically by the learning management system after completion of the activities by learners.



The Dean of the Faculty and many lecturers were enthusiastic and expressed gratitude to Sasakawa Africa Association for improving the skills of the lecturers and keeping them abreast of current trends of educational delivery methods and application in agriculture.

Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria is the pioneering University that adopted the demand-driven agricultural extension curriculum in Nigeria in 2001 and had established partnership for the manpower development for effective technology transfer and innovation systems for agriculture in Nigeria.

SAA for over three decades has been supporting small-scale farmers and other value-chain actors along the value chain through enhancing national agricultural extension system and building capacity of mid-career extension staff with 29 partner universities and agricultural colleges in 11 Africa countries.

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