Ibadan City Wins UNESCO Learning City Award

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Ibadan, the capital city of Oyo State, Nigeria has been announced as one of the winners of 2019 UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning (UIL), westerndailynews gathered.

According to the Learning City Award Jury, Ibadan City in Nigeria have shown exemplary progress and commitment to promote education and lifelong learning at the local level.

It was made known that, despite a very different starting points and the various economic, political, social and environmental contexts, Ibadan city through the state government have initiated innovative and target-specific policies and programmes that provide fruitful opportunities for their communities to benefit from lifelong learning.

in Ibadan, Nigeria, a recent festival of learning offered interactive and varied activities and workshops for different target audiences, thereby reinforcing the concept of lifelong learning in the community. The city has also developed concrete objectives as part of its learning city plan and strong initiatives to engage important local groups such as ethnic minorities in rural areas. 

Other announced winners of the 2019 UNESCO Learning City Award includes: Aswan (Egypt), Chengdu (China), Heraklion (Greece), Ibadan(Nigeria), Medellín (Colombia), Melitopol (Ukraine), Petaling Jaya (Malaysia), Santiago (Mexico), Seodaemun-gu (Republic of Korea), and Sønderborg (Denmark). 

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Ibadan City Wins UNESCO Learning City Award

Ibadan, the capital city of Oyo State Nigeria has been announced as one of the winners of 2019 UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning (UIL), westerndailynews gathered.

According to the Learning City Award Jury, Ibadan City in Nigeria have shown exemplary progress and commitment to promote education and lifelong learning at the local level.

It was made known that, despite a very different starting points and the various economic, political, social and environmental contexts, Ibadan city through the state government have initiated innovative and target-specific policies and programmes that provide fruitful opportunities for their communities to benefit from lifelong learning.

in Ibadan, Nigeria, a recent festival of learning offered interactive and varied activities and workshops for different target audiences, thereby reinforcing the concept of lifelong learning in the community. The city has also developed concrete objectives as part of its learning city plan and strong initiatives to engage important local groups such as ethnic minorities in rural areas. 

Other announced winners of the 2019 UNESCO Learning City Award includes: Aswan (Egypt), Chengdu (China), Heraklion (Greece), Ibadan(Nigeria), Medellín (Colombia), Melitopol (Ukraine), Petaling Jaya (Malaysia), Santiago (Mexico), Seodaemun-gu (Republic of Korea), and Sønderborg (Denmark).

Fatima Hassan

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