CSBS News Desk
MultiChoice Nigeria, leading provider of video entertainment services, has once again demonstrated its commitment to enhancing education in Nigeria with its resource center intervention through the donation of digital learning aids to 10 schools each in Jigawa and Zamfara states.
The intervention, a corporate social investment initiative dubbed the MultiChoice Resource Centre (MRC) project involves the provision of a TV set, DStv Explora decoder, satellite dish, a power generating set, uninterrupted power system (UPS), sets of chairs and tables for the laboratory and other equipment, to enable students access to educational TV channels that include Discovery, Channel ED, National Geographic, History Channel and Mindset, at no cost to the beneficiary schools.
The project, introduced to improve the knowledge levels and understanding of technical subject areas by students is in its twelfth year and has been launched in 363 schools in 31 states of the federation, including the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja.
The 10 beneficiary schools in Jigawa State are Government Model Primary/Junior Secondary School, Kudai, Government Day Secondary School, Madobi, Government Day Arabic Secondary School, Katangu, Government Day Secondary School, Andaza, School for Arabic and Islamic Studies, Dutse, Government Girls Day (Arabic) Secondary School Baure-Dutse, Government Day Secondary School Marabusawa Dutse, Government Day Secondary School Gadadin Dutse, Government Day (Capital) Secondary School Dutse and Government (Commercial) Secondary School Dutse.
While expressing appreciation to MultiChoice Nigeria for donating the resource centres to the state, the director of science and technology, Jigawa State Ministry of Education, Mallam Aliu Shungurum said the state government would work hard to ensure that the centres were put to good use.
He however, appealed to MultiChoice to extend the initiative to other schools across the nine educational zones in the state.