Thursday, 9 May 2013

Nokia, UNESCO Empower Nigeria’s English Teachers with Nokia Life+

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As part of its commitment to providing mobile learning opportunities to help boost the quality of education, Nokia through its Life+ service has partnered with UNESCO, British Council and the National Teachers Institute of Nigeria.

The Nokia Life+ ‘English Teacher’ service is the one of the first initiatives in Nigeria to use mobile technology to help teachers nationwide. The new service features content developed by the British Council, which complies with the requirements of the primary grade English program of the country.

“Our aim from the beginning was to develop a service that teachers working in difficult conditions and without a great deal of support could access quickly. Mobile technology is a promising avenue and, in some instances, the only option”, said Steven Vosloo, the project coordinator for UNESCO while speaking at the launch event for English Teacher in Abuja, Nigeria.

Also commenting on the innitiative, Nick Imudia, Managing Director, Nokia West and Central Africa, also said: “It is a great privilege for us at Nokia to develop the ‘English Teacher’ service in partnership with UNESCO and British Council. This mobile phone service provides teachers across Nigeria with the opportunity to positively impact both spoken and written English language skills in pupils in primary grades.

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