MultiChoice Nigeria promotes ICT teaching in schools

Nigeria’s largest pay television company MultiChoice Nigeria will unveil more MultiChoice Resource Centres (MRC) in government owned schools across Nigeria to improve knowledge and skills in information and communication technology.

The MRCs offer audio-visual aid for teachers and students of secondary schools and is a Corporate Social Initiative (CSI) project of MultiChoice Nigeria in partnership with MultiChoice Africa.

Under the plan, benefitting public schools will have access to the MultiChoice Education Bouquet so its programs will be implemented into the academic curricula of the secondary schools.

According to MultiChoice, the seven channels on its education bouquet were created to enhance the teaching and learning processes in Nigerian schools. Teachers and students have previously praised the programs the bouquet offers saying it eases the process of teaching and learning.

In 2013, the company said it will be expanding its MRC to other states that had previously not had the centers. These include Benue, Akwa Ibom and Ondo states.

Around 201 secondary schools currently have MRCs and are in 21 states across Nigeria. Each of the centres has one DStv decoder, a television set, one DVD player, burglary proof (to secure the equipment), DStv Education Bouquet, a small electrical power generating set, a whiteboard, 50 blank video cassettes and a power stabiliser.

In addition to supplying the facilities, DStv goes further to train secondary school teachers that will man the facilities. Training sessions are conducted for secondary school teachers on how to use MultiChoice Resource Center in their classrooms for teaching and learning.

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