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Thursday, November 13, 2014

Lagos gets additional MultiChoice resource centres




Acclaimed leading pay-TV operator, MultiChoice, has completed some three new resource centers for Lagos State, which brings Lagos centres to 18, reports DigitalSENSE Business News.

This, DigitalSENSE Business News gathered brings to to 312 in 29 states, since Multichoice resource centre project commenced in 2004.

The programme which is in its eighth phase, DigitalSENSE Business News gathered from the Public Relations (PR) Manager, DStv, Ms Caroline Oghuma that each benefiting school receives a TV set, high definition personal video recorder (HDPVR) decoder, generating set, complimentary subscription to DStv education bouquet, which contains BBC World, BBC Knowledge, National Geography, Animal Planet, National Geography Wild, History Channel, Learn and ED channel, as well as facilities such as chairs and tables, among others.

She also quoted the Managing Director, MultiChoice Nigeria, operators of DSTv, Mr John Ugbe, as saying at Eti-Osa Community Senior Secondary School, Sangotedo, Lagos, that the resource centre project is MultiChoice’s way of promoting the use of integrated and communication technologies to raise the standard of education by deploying the imagery of sight and sound to make learning more vivid and creative.

“At MultiChoice, we have a strong conviction that the technological, economic, social and political advancement of any country has a direct correlation with its level of educational development and that the future of a country is intrinsically tied to the quality of education that the youths are exposed to,” he said, enjoining the 10 benefiting schools to maximize the use of the resource centres.

Mrs Aderonke Bello, Managing Director, Innovative Technology Literacy Services Limited (ITLS), the implementing partner for the MRC project, was also quoted in a press statement made available to DigitalSENSE Business News that “Technology investment in schools is on the increase, and the deployment of satellite television to enhance learning is one key initiative that has helped to bridge the digital divide in rural communities. While technology will not replace teachers and textbooks, research has shown that technology-mediated learning environments provide immense opportunities for learners and lead inevitably to better teaching and learning outcomes.”

She commended MultiChoice for giving back to the community and adding value to Nigeria’s education sector. 

“It is expected that all trained teachers will make good use of their acquired knowledge to bring the often abstract, distant worlds of science into close focus and within the personal, meaningful realm of each student,” she said.

Director, Co-Curriculum, Science & Technology, Lagos State Ministry of Education, Mrs Mary Oyetunde, applauded MultiChoice for the MRC initiative, describing it as complementary to Lagos State’s effort to provide improved facilities for enhanced teaching and learning. “MultiChoice Resource Centre project facilitates e-learning, as our students can now utilize the satellite TV technology to obtain relevant facts and latest development in subject areas that have hitherto proved difficult to understand,” she said.

+Remmy Nweke +Multichoice NG +DigitalSENSE Africa Media +Remmy Nweke (ITRealms)

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Pic: L-R: Mrs. Aderonke Bello, Managing Director, Innovative Technology Literacy Service Ltd; Mr. John Ugbe, Managing Director, MultiChoice Nigeria; Mrs. Patricia Enase, Zonal Director Eti-Osa, Zone 2, District 3 and Mrs Mary Oyetunde, Director of Co-Curriculum Science and Technology, Ministry of Education, Lagos State during the launch of MultiChoice Resource Centre held at Eti-Osa Community High School, Sangotedo, Lagos.

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