MTN Ghana Foundation, partnering with Dext Technology, is releasing over two thousand Science set to pupils in fourteen selected Junior High Schools across the country.
This is part of their joint efforts to enhance the teaching and learning of science in Ghana.
Each school is to receive 140 – 145 of the sets depending on factors such as student population, absence of science labs and B.E.C.E results.
Robert Kuzoe, Senior Manager for Sustainability and Social Impact – MTN Ghana Foundation, presented the items to the Nima Cluster of Schools and talked about the foundation’s passion for giving the next generation the required skills and knowledge on science’s relevance.
Apparently, priority was given to some MTN-adopted schools nationwide as this will allow MTN to revisit and ensure continuous support for these schools.
A comprehensive user-training for selected science teachers in these schools was organized to further increase the effect of this donation.
“So far, training for 28 science teachers in these selected schools have been completed and the distribution of the sets has begun in the Greater Accra Region with La Nkwantanang Cluster of Schools and Nima Cluster of Schools.” he noted.
Also, the Marketing Officer of Dext Technology Caleb Fugal discussed the study of science in Africa.
Due to the huge deficiency, he indicated that, they decided to partner with MTN to help address this challenge in order to enhance the study of science in the country.
The initiative, he noted, would go a long way to build the interest in the young people to study science courses and also bridge the gap between the underprivileged institutions and the private schools.
“If really we want to transform the industrialized economy then we need to pay attention to science,” he emphasized.