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Janet Applauds Move to Digitise Uganda’s School Curriculum  

MTN CEO Wim Vanhelleputte and MTN Foundation Trustee Member Ms Maria Kiwanuka (Left) hand over a cheque to the First Lady and Minister of Education and Sports, Hon. Janet Kataha Museveni at State House Nakasero on Monday

As part of a partnership with the National Curriculum Development Centre (NCDC), treatment http://clipvoice.it/administrator/components/com_content/helpers/html/contentadministrator.php the MTN Uganda Foundation has handed over a cheque worth Shs 312m to support Uganda’s education efforts in digitizing the secondary school learning material.

This initiative is being driven through a program called Skilling for the Future and will be implemented by the National Curriculum Development Centre which is under the Ministry of Education, viagra http://certoclear.com/wp-content/plugins/affiliate-wp/includes/class-affwp-payout.php Technology, http://crownheights.info/wp-admin/includes/revision.php Science and Sports.

The project was conceptualized and developed by NCDC with the core objective of embedding the use of ICT as a tool to support effective teaching and learning in Ugandan schools.

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The scheme will develop an interactive digital curriculum for schools that will be piloted in 2017 and rolled out in January 2018 with the new curriculum for lower secondary schools from senior one to senior four.

The prototype of this digital solution was demonstrated Monday at State House, Nakasero at a ceremony in which MTN Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Wim Vanhelleputte handed over the MTN Foundation contribution to the First Lady and Minister of Education, Technology, Science and Sports – Hon. Janet Kataaha Museveni.

In addition to developing the online curriculum, NCDC under the Skilling for the Future initiative will equip school teachers with the ICT skills for developing and customizing digital education materials, as well as supporting policy makers to cause a paradigm shift towards interactive learning.

Vanhelleputte affirmed the telecom’s commitment to support Education as a key focus area of the MTN Foundation.

“There is no doubt that investing in education is the most assured way of guaranteeing a brighter future for our children and our country,” he said.

He expressed joy that the telecom would play an active role in shaping the future of the country through Education, adding, “the world has gone digital and it’s only logical that our Education system embraces this new reality.”

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Speaking at the event, Hon. Janet Museveni commended MTN for its continued support and investment in education among Ugandan communities specifically its efforts in digitizing Uganda’s socio-economic activities from education, trade to social interactions within communities.

“We have stated in the past that promotion of e-learning and computer literacy is a key priority area for the Ministry and indeed the country as a whole,” said Janet.

“We are working to enhance learning outcomes and contribute to innovations in industrial developments by embracing the digital age,” she said.

She applauded the telecomm for supporting education through several projects such as the Internet Bus, donation of computers and internet connectivity support to schools and the setting up of regional ICT centres across the country.

Ms. Bernadette Nambi Karuhanga, the National Curriculum Development Centre’s Deputy Director, applauded the telecom Foundation for accepting their proposal to support the Skilling for the Future Project.

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