MINESEC and the MTN Foundation launch

MINESEC and the MTN Foundationlaunch the 2nd edition of the Competition to Select the Best Teacher in Using and Integrating ICTs

Secondary school teachers are called upon to showcase their initiatives aimed at integrating ICTs in pedagogic methods.

Douala, 23April 2015 –The MTN Foundation, first corporate foundation in Cameroon and its partner, the Ministry of Secondary Education (MINESEC)announce that, they shall on Thursday 23 April 2015, at Government High School Mayap, Noun Division in the West Region, launch the second edition of the Competition to Select the Best Teacher in Using and Integrating ICTs in Teaching.

The ceremony to officially launch the Competition shall be presided over by the Inspector General of Pedagogy (IGP) at MINESEC,Mrs.Mpoudi Ngolle and Princess RabiatouNjoya, Member of the MTN Foundation Board of Trustees accompanied by Mr. Melvin Akam, Executive Secretary of the MTN Foundation.

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:
http://www.mtnfoundation.cm/concours
http://www.minesec.gov.cm
http://www.facebook.com/MTNFoundation

The deadline for admitting application files is 30 June 2015. And 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.
Government High School Maya, hosting the official ceremony to launch the second edition of the Competition had produced the Grand National Winner of the first edition, in the person of MariusTchakounang, who had developed a highly performing piece of Mathematics drill/practice software. His initiative obtained the score of 91/100, being the best of the 10 regional winners. The digital media produced by the teachers and submitted during the competition have enriched the knowledge base of MINESECfor better training of learners.

According to Jean-Melvin AKAM, Executive Secretary of the MTN Foundation,“the MTN Foundation is an essential partner of Governmentin 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 Educationthat, 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”.
About the MTN Foundation.
The MTN Foundation is the very first corporate foundation created in Cameroon. MTN Cameroon each year invests 1% of its profit, therein. Since its official launch in 2006, the Foundation has worked for the welfare of communities in Cameroon by investing in Education, Health, the Environment and Community Development.

To participate in the Competition: Register on http://www.mtnfoundation.cm
Follow the Competition on Twitter at: #MTNICTeachers

Follow the MTN Foundation at: https://twitter.com/MTNFoundationandwww.facebook.com/mtnfoundation
About MTN Cameroon.A subsidiary of the MTN Group represented in 22countries and leader of telecommunicationsin Africa, MTN Cameroon is a mobile money payment services and communications provider in Cameroon since February 2000. MTN is one of the five most significant companies in Cameroon.

Most high-tech teacher 2015

Press Contact: Massey Njiti BONGANG, Corporate Communications Manager, MTN Cameroon
Tel: +237 677 55 11 15 E-mail: Njiti_N@mtncameroon.net

About MINESEC.
Press Contact: Sarah KIMIS, in charge of Communication -MINESEC
Tel. +237 2 22 00 0036 E-mail:sarakimis1@yahoo.fr

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