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Cameroon: UNESCO Offers ICT Tools to Ease Distant Learning in Schools.
Category :- Education Author :- N Gelmin S 
Posted on June 29, 2020, 12:00 am
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The United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) have offered some Information and Communication Technology (ICT) tools to the Ministry of Secondary Education. The Donation was made on Friday June 26th, 2020 in the Center Region, Yaounde.

UNESCO Team

The materials were handed to the Minister of Secondary Education, Nalova Lyonga and are destined for schools in Cameroon, aimed at reinforcing distant learning in the context of the current COVID-19 health crisis.

The equipment include; Hard Drives, projectors, Laptops, Internet Modems, TV Cameras, and other accessories to improve on the newly introduced learning system.

Projector

According to the Cameroon Resident UNESCO Representative, Salah Khaled, the tools will help schools to receive lessons recorded in the UNESCO production studio. The lessons will also be aired on TV, Radio channels and other media.

“These equipments are a guarantee that we have a production studio that will record lessons which we can then transmit through radio, TV, mobile phones, internet or any other digital medium,” Khaled said.

Unesco Resident in cameroon

 Distance learning has been a major preoccupation for the Cameroon Education Ministry since the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic in the country.

Receiving the tools, Minister Lyonga expressed profound gratitude assuring that they will highly serve the purpose. “I am very delighted because UNESCO has started building the infrastructural needs that we have as far as distance education is concerned,” she said.

UNESCO Representative

Meanwhile, she promised to immediately send the materials to schools in the nation for use.

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