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MTN Foundation revamps 15 school laboratories, commissions 3 in Owerri

By Adelowo Adebumiti
19 January 2023   |   3:55 am
MTN Foundation has commissioned a newly renovated science laboratory at the Government Secondary School, Owerri. The project, which is part of the second phase of the foundation’s Science and Technology Laboratory initiative, is designed to improve the teaching standards and learning outcomes of science subjects in public secondary schools.

MTN Foundation has commissioned a newly renovated science laboratory at the Government Secondary School, Owerri. The project, which is part of the second phase of the foundation’s Science and Technology Laboratory initiative, is designed to improve the teaching standards and learning outcomes of science subjects in public secondary schools.

Following set criteria for the nomination, four secondary schools, Government Secondary School Owerri; St Augustine College, Igbuzor; St. Aquinas College, Akure and Queens College, Lagos, emerged recipients for the second phase of the initiative. Each of the schools received full renovation of their chemistry, physics and biology science laboratories including the installation of laboratory furniture, solar-powered borehole and alternative power solution. Others are the supply of laboratory equipment and consumables as well as the training of laboratory staff.

Speaking at the commissioning in Owerri, Imo State Governor, Hope Uzodimma, who was represented by the state Commissioner for Education, Prof. JohnCliff Nwadike, said the science laboratories which included chemistry, biology and physics, would encourage the students to enhance their knowledge on science, technology and innovation.

He also commended the foundation for effectively carrying out its corporate social responsibilities to the people.

“The laudable zest with which MTN carries out its corporate social responsibility is clear for all to see. This administration remains committed to quality education at all levels, hence our readiness to support MTNF and other stakeholders who take the initiative to encourage us, “ he said.

Director, MTN Foundation, Dennis Okoro said the foundation is committed to supporting government effort in the area of education. “The MTN Foundation has over the years been complementing government’s efforts around youth development through the deployment of relevant initiatives. The project is one of such initiatives, where we have identified the need to improve science and technology education, through remodelling and upgrading of science laboratories in public secondary schools,” he stated.

In the past, the MTN Foundation has renovated science laboratories in 22 schools across several states in the country, including Lagos, Abuja, Edo, Kwara, Katsina, Bauchi and Abia.

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