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MTN Reiterates Commitment To Development Of Digital Learning In Schools

Posted: Jun 10, 2015 at 12:48 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

By Seyi Taiwo-Oguntuase  – Lagos


For the fourth consecutive year now, MTN Nigeria through its annual staff volunteerism initiative tagged 21 days of Y’ello care programme has been focusing on education.

With the theme, “Investing In Education For All” the telecommunication company this year reiterated its commitment to the development of digital learning in schools across the country.

Speaking at the opening ceremony of the programme in Lagos, CEO, MTN Nigeria, Michael Ikpoki explained that the focus on education over the past four years was driven by the company’s continuing commitment to deliver lasting impact in all its dealings.

He said, “We consider it important to increase and consolidate on our efforts to contribute to our nation’s educational sector, especially in the application of digital learning,”

Ikpoki further stated that as limited access to quality education continues to plague Africa’s growth and development, the role of digital learning in this ICT era had become more compelling.

In his words he said, “This is because digital learning brings to the table immediate, diverse and customised access to world class education and beyond that, a multiplicity of opportunities for advancement,” he said.

Corporate Service Executive, Akinwale Goodluck explained that the main reasons for focusing on education for some years now was that the company believes that education is fundamental.

He said the company would go digital and also planned to set up a digital learning facility in the libraries of 12 schools across the six geopolitical zones in the country.

Akinwale further disclosed that the company had in the past been supporting different schools in Information Communication Technology (ICT) as well as teacher training.

On the criteria for selection of schools that would benefit from the digital library initiates, Akinwale said the telecommunication company would work with various state governments to determine schools that would benefit.