Telecommunications service provider Tigo Ghana has partnered with Skyy Multimedia in an enterprise targeted at improving the education standards in the western region of Ghana.
The project, named Tigo Skyy education, will be working in six communities consisting of Kansaworado, Diambene, Ntankoful, Nkroful, Mampong and Akromakrom in 46 basic schools.
Reports indicate that the schools from the above regions perform poorly, with zero pass rate although they are not given a chance of “repeating” in their Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE).
Tigo Ghana’s head of marketing Tenu Awoonor said that company intends to uplift the living standards of people in the society through education and his company will focus on it and other community social responsibility programmes to enrich children’s lives in the area.
According to Tigo, the project will also cater for training services, teachers and management board will benefit from further training and engaged in community awareness campaign on the roles that parents should play while educating their children.
The community will have a role to play by appointing five people from each community as committee members. They will be responsible for making sure that pupils in various schools in their allocated regions concentrate with their studies after normal school sessions.
Each community will have a school management committee (SMC) and parent-teacher association (PTA) board to supervise the activities of teaching and learning in schools.
Earlier on, the pilot project held an inter-community quiz competition that aimed to gauge the level of progress, 32 schools including Kindergarten, primary and Junior high schools participated. All participants were awarded books, pens and bags while winners of the quiz were given Skyy Decoders, radio sets and clocks.
Tigo Skyy education project is managed by J.C quansah, former Western Regional Director of Education, and five members from the six communities but sponsored by Tigo and Skyy multimedia group at a cost of over GH¢10,000 (US$4,979.34).
Tigo offers telecommunications networking services in American and African countries, including Ghana, Chad, Congo DRC, Mauritius, Rwanda, Sierra Leone and Senegal.