Schooling: launch in Pointe-Noire on the Residence College and Ayoba platforms

The School at Home (EAD) platform is the result of a partnership between the MTN Foundation and Chevron Congo, as well as the Department for Pre-school, Primary, Secondary and Literacy Education. He will accompany this ministry on distance learning. Ayoba, meanwhile, allows students to chat for free online and without an internet connection. It is part of the EAD platform to better support students in their school curricula. The implementation of these applications is proud of both companies to support this ministry in digitizing schools and the impact of education in the Republic of Congo.

Jean Baptiste Sitou, Director of Pre-School, Primary, Secondary and Literacy Education, explained in his speech that the official launch of the two applications would ensure better access to teaching for schoolchildren in all places and at any time.

“The horrors of COVID-19 have enabled our education system to take advantage of home-based learning with online courses. The goal of launching these applications is to shape the digital generation, our students who benefit from this project must be at the forefront of these new technologies. As part of a public-private partnership, on behalf of the Minister for Preschool, Primary and Secondary Education and Literacy, I would like to congratulate and thank the leaders of MTN and Chevron Congo for this event. ” declared?

Katia Mounthault, Chevron Congo’s Director of Public Relations and Institutional Relations, recalled that for several years, her company has always supported public authorities in its vision of development and reform, relying on public-private partnerships. others for the implementation of projects in favor of sustainable development, quality of education and training in the Republic of the Congo. “In addition to financial investment, our presence in these locations reaffirms Chevron’s commitment to aligning the Congolese education system with the new digital challenges in an increasingly interconnected, digitized and evolving world. indicated.

“Revolutionary tools to be used well”

Arsène Boukita, Director of Information and Communication System at the Ministry of Preschool, Primary, Secondary and Literacy Education, said at the presentation of the EAD application that the platform consists of a website called www.ecoleadomicile.me and presents official educational programs and some model courses designed researchers from the National Institute for Research and Education. “This platform will allow all students in the country to ask questions to experts and receive answers through the same platform. There is another Ayoba application provided by the MTN Foundation on this platform. With Ayoba, students and teachers will be able to set up working research groups and exchange educational documents in audiovisual or text formats. indicated.

For MNT Deputy CEO Patrick Itsouu, investing in education means building a prosperous and stable society in which every citizen feels part of the community. “Students need to understand that this is a real opportunity to have the tools to learn at home or elsewhere. These applications will enable schoolchildren to accelerate their knowledge and success in state exams. Teachers must not be allowed to use these new digital tools as a barrier to innovation in teaching methods. advised. Minister Jean-Luc Mouthou thanked MTN partners and Chevron Congo students that these applications are revolutionary tools in the context of learning that they must be used and used 24 hours a day.

“In fact, you will no longer miss teachers virtually, because you will have constant contact with the teacher on the platform. You will be able to communicate with the other, exchange and ask all possible questions. Wealth is only in men, on the basis of which the President of the Republic regularly calls us to this exercise, the overall and effective support of this educated youth. These two facilities should enable each student in the national education system to take advantage of different lessons, print them out, study and refine their learning, ask questions through these platforms and get answers to their questions with a single click. », the minister explained. It should be borne in mind that the concept of EAD was born during imprisonment as a result of a coronavirus health crisis to encourage students to stay in touch with the school, take long-distance classes and train home.

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