MultiChoice, a partner of DSTV has commissioned a world class e-learning resource centre for students in 10 public secondary schools in Plateau State.

The e-learning facilities were unveiled at one of the centres in Government Secondary school West of Mines Jos during the commissioning of the laboratory.

The e-learning project, according to Mr Timothy Okwu, public relation executive of MultiChoice, is part of their corporate social investment in the society.

MultiChoice, a partner of DSTV has commissioned a world class e-learning resource centre for students in 10 public secondary schools in Plateau State.

The e-learning facilities were unveiled at one of the centres in Government Secondary school West of Mines Jos during the commissioning of the laboratory.

The e-learning project, according to Mr Timothy Okwu, public relation executive of MultiChoice, is part of their corporate social investment in the society.

Each of the 10 schools is equipped with laboratory containing a TV set, a HD PVR decoder, satellite dish, a power generator set, uninterrupted power system (UPS), a set of chairs and desks for the laboratory, among others, avails students access to educational TV channels that include : Discovery Channel, National Geographic, BBC Knowledge, BBC World, History Channel, Animal Planet and Mindset Learn, etc

According to Okwu, “The project introduced to impact critically on the knowledge levels and understanding especially of technical subject areas by students in underprivileged environment, is in its 9th phase and has been introduced to 255 schools in 25 states of the federation. Its extension to 10 public secondary schools in Plateau State brings the total to 265 in 26 states across the country.”

Plateau State Governor, Jonah Jang who was represented at the occasion by Athanasius Nanle Dashen, Commissioner for Education, said he felt honoured to commission the MultiChoice Resource Centre project in the state.

Gov. Jang said, “We welcome all partners in progress, especially multinationals MultiChoice Nigeria, who have brought intervention projects to assist us in our quest to build a better society, create an environment conducive for learning and teaching, and ultimately to help us catch up with technological innovations across the globe.

“The MultiChoice intervention is a unique advancement in technology because it combines the power of audio and visual through satellite technology to bring reality closer to students and teachers in the classroom. It will no doubt increase learning and improve understanding, as students now visualise real life events instead of just imagining them.”

Mrs Ronke Bello, Managing Director, Innovative Technology Literacy Services Ltd, the implementing partner for the MultiChoice Resource Centre project, described Plateau State as the second beneficiary of the MRC project in this phase.

She said: “The MultiChoice resource centre is designed to grant beneficiary schools access to the special MultiChoice Education Bouquet with the aim of integrating the programmes into their curriculum to further enhance the teaching and learning processes in the classrooms.

She added that MultiChoice, in conjunction with Innovative Technology Literacy Services also conducted a Teacher-Training programme for 50 selected teachers, five each from the 10 beneficiary schools.

“The teachers were trained as Master-Trainers who would in turn train their colleagues on the use and integration of the special education bouquet into their learning environment,” she said.

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10 Schools in Plateau equiped with e-learning centres by MultiChoice Ltd

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