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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:
The MTN Foundation is providing the following to each of the Secondary Schools:
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:
The following components are provided to each of the benefiting tertiary institutions:
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:
The restructuring of the computer laboratories include:
The project is also providing the following to each of the beneficiary schools:
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.
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.
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.
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.