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MTNF Science & Technology Laboratory Project, Phase 1

The MTNF Science & Technology Laboratory Project is an initiative of the MTN Foundation, which involves the renovation and equipping of laboratories and turning them into state-of-the-art Science laboratories. The aim of the project is to improve learning and practical teaching of core science subjects (i.e. Chemistry, Physics & Biology) in public Secondary schools in order to enhance students’ academic performances in these subjects.

The successful beneficiary Secondary Schools/States in each geo-political zones are:

South West - Lagos State:

  • Vetland Senior Grammar School, Ifako Ijaye
  • Oshodi Comprehensive Senior High School, Oshodi
  • Newland Senior Secondary School, Tolu
  • King Ado High School, Isale Eko

South South - Edo State:

  • Idia College, Benin City
  • Edo Boys’ High School, Benin City
  • Sacred Heart Girls’ Model Secondary School, Ubiaja

South East - Abia State:

  • Government College, Umuahia
  • Girls’ Secondary Commercial School, Aba
  • Girls’ Secondary School, Umuahia
  • Ibeku High School, Umuahia

North Central - FCT-Abuja:

  • Government Secondary School, Gwagwalada
  • Government Secondary School, Kwali
  • Government Science Secondary School, Abaji
  • Government Secondary School, Kuje

North West – Katsina State:

  • Government Pilot Secondary School, Daura
  • Government Girls’ Pilot Secondary School, Kankia
  • Government Pilot Secondary School, Mani
  • Government College Pilot, Funtua

North East – Bauchi State:

 

The MTN Foundation is providing the following to each of the Secondary Schools:

  • Renovation/make-over works and provision of laboratory furniture
  • Supply and installation of modern Science & Technology equipment for each of Physics, Chemistry & Biology
  • One full year supply of consumables (materials, chemicals and reagents) to the beneficiary Secondary Schools
  • Training of 24 Science Teachers and Lab. Attendants across all the beneficiary schools
  • Supply of 5KVA generator to each beneficiary Secondary School
  • Fuel supply to each school for one year

MTN Foundation Science & Technology Scholarship List

    MTN Foundation UniversitiesConnect Project

    The project is designed to provide access to digital library infrastructure in tertiary institutions in Nigeria. These libraries facilitate access to a collection of digital resources from different libraries with the aim of assisting university students and lecturers with their research work and study. The project has been implemented at the following Federal Universities:

    • Phase 1 - University of Lagos, Akoka, Lagos State
    • Phase 2 - Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Kaduna State
    • Phase 3 - University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Enugu State
    • Phase 4 - University of Benin, Benin-City, Edo State

    The following components are provided to each of the benefiting tertiary institutions:

    • 128 networked computers, 3 servers, 2 high capacity printers and one 100-KVA generator
    • VSAT equipment and internet connectivity bandwidth with 2 years subscription
    • 2 years subscription to electronic resources through the NetLibrary network (Journals, Books, etc)
    • A conducive study environment/space with good ambience, furniture, and alternative power supply
    • Technical training to build capacity for 12 members of the University library staff to work with the Implementing consultant (over the 2 years for the management and maintenance)
    • One-week library awareness (interactive session) held annually for 600 students and 120 lecturers to build capacity and to create demand and uptake of services
    • Two years comprehensive insurance cover to take care of theft and fire incidences
    • 5-year maintenance contract with the University to achieve sustainability of the library
    • Installation of components and soft wares with training to enable the inclusion of Blind students at the Universities of Nigeria, Nsukka and Benin.

    MTN Foundation Restructured SchoolsConnect Project

    The MTN Foundation Restructured SchoolsConnect Project is designed to provide electronic classroom infrastructure to public secondary schools in Nigeria with the aim of improving access to ICT teaching curriculum for teachers and students and thereby enhance learning in Mathematics, English Language and Digital literacy.

    The Computer laboratories were established, in phases, in 62 public secondary schools across 14 State in Nigeria and the FCT and are now being restructured. They are located, by phases, at:

    • Phase 1 - Lagos, Enugu and Kaduna states
    • Phase 2 - Abuja, Kwara and Rivers states
    • Phase 3 - Bauchi, Cross River and Ogun states, and also Kings College Lagos
    • Phase 4 - Ekiti, Niger and Imo states
    • Phase 5 - Bayelsa, Kano and Katsina states, and also Demonstration School for Deaf Children, Kaduna state

    The restructuring of the computer laboratories include:

    The project is also providing the following to each of the beneficiary schools:

    • 1 Server
    • 21 computers, fully networked
    • 30 KVA generator
    • Diesel supply for all the schools for 1 year
    • 4 of 1.5 HP air conditioners
    • Subject software to serve as teaching aids
    • A networkable printer
    • Multimedia projector and white board
    • Furniture to seat 42 students in the lab
    • VSAT equipment and internet connectivity bandwidth subscribed for 1-year
    • Teacher training at a selected location in the state for 6 teachers
    • Insurance cover for 1-year

    MTNF-MUSON Music Scholars Programme

    The programme implemented in partnership with the Musical Society of Nigeria is targeted at students with a flair for music, and it provides them the opportunity to acquire qualitative music education leading to the MUSON Diploma in Music

    This programme seeks to create positive impact on the Arts and Culture landscape of Nigeria through the development of musical talents. The annual music scholarship of N250,000 (Two hundred & fifty thousand Naira) covers tuition fees, books and transport subsidy for talented youths for a 2-year MUSON Diploma in Music. To date, over 210 musically talented students have graduated from the programme, and another 60 are still in training.

    MTNF Science & Technology Scholarship Scheme

    The MTN Foundation Science & Technology Scholarship scheme seeks to attract high performing full time second year students studying in public tertiary institutions (universities, polytechnics and colleges of education) in Nigeria. The scholarship provides financial assistance to students who might otherwise be unable to pay for their tertiary education and aims to recognize and reward academic excellence.

    A maximum of 500 qualified and successful full-time Nigerian students studying science and technology related courses are awarded the scholarship which covers tuition, book allowance and stipends. The scholarship is renewed every year until graduation for existing awardees provided they have maintained a minimum CGPA of 3.5 or its equivalent (second class upper/upper credit) while new applications, when advertised, are welcome from full time students in their second year of study.

    Since 2010, over 5,000 scholarships have been awarded. The scholarships, awarded on an annual basis, is worth N200,000.00 (Two hundred thousand Naira). This covers tuition, book allowances and living allowances for one academic year.

    MTN Foundation Learning Facility Supply Project

    MTNF, through the Learning Facility Supply Project, aims to assist selected public secondary schools across the six geopolitical zones of Nigeria with learning furniture (branded Desks & Benches, and Tables & Chairs for Students & Teachers respectively). This project will supplement government’s efforts to provide infrastructure and thereby assist to strengthen the quality of education in Nigeria.

     

    MTN Foundation Learning Support Materials Initiative

    The MTN Foundation Learning Support Materials Initiative is aimed at supporting the Education sector by providing learning support materials and learning Aids such as branded exercise books, school bags, rain coats, pencil cases, puzzle maps, etc. to primary and secondary schools across the six geo-political zones in Nigeria.

    Items under the Learning support materials initiative include MTNF branded exercise books; school bags; rain coats; pencil cases; magnetic learning puzzle map, distributed to public and private primary and secondary schools across the six geo-political zones in Nigeria.

     


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