In a bid to promote practicals as opposed to theory learning in schools, MTN Ghana Limited has donated sets of science instruments to some basic schools within the Western and Central Regions to improve teaching and learning of the science.
“Practical Learning, has proven to be more empirical as against theory and skills acquisition in evidence based learning is touted as the best form of learning and it is on that score that MTN is providing the numerous science sets to aid practical learning.”
Mr Yakubu Tiyuniba Mohammed, the Acting Regional Senior, South West, at a donation at the Bethel Methodist Basic School in Takoradi said the aim of the initiative was to help students to convert whatever they have learnt from the text books into the practical form.
Mr Mohammed said the Science sets would therefore enhance education in the selected institutions as well as the knowledge base of students that would pass through the schools.
The Science-sets contained basic science equipment that transform theory into practical forms.
According to Mr Mohammed, MTN was passionate about equipping the current generation with requisite skills and ICT information to make science teaching more practicable.
He said currently, fourteen (14) schools have been chosen to benefit from 2000 Science sets and prayed for the second phase building on the success story of the schools selected.
Mr Caleb Fugah, Marketing Head of Dext Technology, suppliers of the equipment said a pupil of the Berekum Basic School, has been able to invent light to help him study in the night.
He said there was another story in Wa, where a child used the science set to create a traffic light. The Bethel Methodist School was the only school that was adopted by MTN in the Western Region to be given the science set.
The science set is also called mobile lab and can be used for twenty-six (26) experiments, including alarm system, traffic light, and electromagnet energy among others. He said the vision of Dext Technology is to make all Ghanaian schools have the Science sets to make Science teaching very practicable.
The Headmistress of Bethel Methodist School, Ms Gifty Acheampong who received the set, was grateful to MTN for haven chosen the school and prayed that the items would be judiciously used to improve upon science education.