By Shina Badmus
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The organizers of the Delta State Learning Centre Initiative has declared that the programme is aimed at improving educational process in primary schools in Delta State following a similar success recorded in Lagos state.
This was revealed by the organizers of the programme, Chevron Corporation in partnership with Discovery Learning Alliance during their first graduation/handover program held on the 23rd of May, 2018 at Chevron Recreation Centre in Warri, Delta State.
Speaking at the program, the General Manager, Policy, Government and Public Affairs, Chevron Nigeria Limited, Mr. Esimaje Brikinn, who was represented by Mr. Happy Apai, stated that the main goal of the project in Delta State was to improve educational opportunities for children and communities through school-based learning center, improve students learning and motivation, increase teachers’ effectiveness and increase of parent/community involvement in schools.
The project he said was divided into three phases, first was the provision of technical materials to educate both teachers and students. The second was to provide video materials which had educational content and finally the third was to engage the teachers in training who in turn would effectively train the students.
Giving details, the organizers stated that the program which began in February 2008, from a partnership between Chevron and DLA in collaboration with the Lagos State Ministry of Education to improve educational process in primary school in Lagos State and because of its success was also implemented in Delta State.
On her part, the Project Director of Discovery Learning Alliance, Mrs Felicia Mor, pointed out that the project was initiated by Discovery Learning Alliance, a non-governmental organizations (NGO) an offshoot of Discovery Communications in the United States to add value to under-resourced classrooms across the nation, Especially government schools.
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