MINESEC, MTN Foundation seek best ICT use in teaching

The MTN Foundation Cameroon and its partner, the Ministry of Secondary Education (MINESEC) have launched the second edition of a competition to find the teacher making the best use of ICTs for teaching.

The competition was launched at a ceremony at the Government High School  Mayap, Noun Division in the West Region, attended by the Inspector General of Pedagogy (IGP) at MINESEC, Mrs. Mpoudi Ngolle and Princess Rabiatou Njoya, Member of the MTN Foundation Board of Trustees accompanied by Mr. Melvin Akam, Executive Secretary of the MTN Foundation. The Mayap high school produced the Grand National Winner of the first edition, Marius Tchakounang, who developed a piece of Mathematics drill/practice software.

According to Jean-Melvin AKAM, “the MTN Foundation is an essential partner of Government in the implementation of the national policy to ensure access by all to quality education in Cameroon.  Through this competition, we intend reaffirming with the Ministry of Secondary Education that, the teacher is the key to our education system, and giving them the place and dignity they deserve in society. The competition to select the best teacher is an initiative that will lead to others, in view of boosting the capacity of teachers, their development and growth”.

Open to secondary school teachers of the ten regions of Cameroon, the second edition of this Competition seeks the following:

  • Ensure healthy emulation amongst secondary school teachers without distinction of discipline, in using ICTs;
  • Drive the interest of research in innovative pedagogic methods;
  • Contribute to meet the objectives of quality education.

To participate, the candidates must download free of charge, the application from one of the following websites:

-      www.mtnfoundation.cm/concours

-      www.minesec.gov.cm

-      www.facebook.com/MTNFoundation

The deadline for admitting application files is 30 June 2015. The winners of this second edition of the Competition to Select the Best Teacher shall be rewarded and celebrated by the Ministry of Secondary Education and MTN Foundation in September 2015.


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