Big Brother HotSHots: Can M’am Bea take the Money? + Multichoice Ghana trains teachers for Resource Centers

Once again Ghana has a candidate in the finals for the Big Brother competition. Unfortunately she has 7 Hotshots to compete with. Will she have better luck than Elikem? Or are the numbers not favoring her?

This year the Hotshots have entertained and enraged us for several weeks. Finally we get to see who takes away the money.

This Sunday 5pm on channel 197 & 198 on DStv and Channel 1 on GOtv, let’s watch just how well the hotshots have succeeded in convincing Africa to vote for them.

Keep voting to better the chances of your favorite housemate. HopefullySunday the drum rolls for M’am Bea!

Big Brother is produced by Endemol

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Multichoice Ghana trains teachers for Resource Centers

On the 5th of November 2014, Multichoice Ghana commissioned 10 schools across Ghana as resource centers. The selected schools received DStv HDPVR decoders, 32 Inch Digital LED TV’s and free subscription to the DStv Education Bouquet.   A month later, on the 5th of December 2014, two teachers from each of these schools were trained by Multichoice on how to use the donated equipment.

The beneficiary schools were Fijai SHS, Barekese SHS, Edinaman SHS, The Planetarium Society, Science & Technology Education Center, SOS Heiman College, St. Thomas Aquinas, Abuakwa State College, Bolgatanga Girls SHS and Tamale Girls SHS

The Multichoice Resource Centre project aims to improve teaching and learning processes by equipping schools with audio-visual educational equipment through which the MultiChoice educational bouquet can be accessed by schools.  The DStv Education Bouquet comprises of seven premium channels including which contains BBC World, BBC Knowledge, National Geography, Animal Planet, National Geography Wild, History Channel, Learn and ED channel. The programs on this bouquet can be recorded and used at the appropriate classes to compliment the teachers regular class and these programs bring to life and give a powerful visual idea of the topics that are taught in class

The training took place at the Ghana Institute of Linguistics, Literacy and Bible Translation guest house in Cantonments and was facilitated by the In-Country Trainer for MultiChoice Ghana, Mr. Bartholomew Awortwi.  He took the teachers through installation of DStv to how to manage their decoder boxes and ensure how to ensure they receive the full benefits of the educational bouquet.

During the training session, Mrs. Georgina Quaisie former director, Ghana Education service Science Education Unit and currently of the Science and Technology Education Center said that ‘in current times the teaching hours has been getting shorter and shorter and students more distracted. It has become necessary then to introduce new teaching elements to maintain the students’ attention in the classroom. The Multichoice Resource Center therefore is a necessary and needed addition to aide for students and teachers in the learning process.” She also cautioned the teachers that the resource center is not to replace the teacher but to help them teach more effectively.

Mr. Awortwi also stated that research has proven that students pick things faster with the help of audio visual instruments and he believed that teachers can be of much help to students when they have taken the training seriously and allow students to use the resource center for its intended purpose. He cautioned that the teachers were not to control the use of the facilities but should guide their colleagues on how to use them.

Other Corporate Social investments include the creation of the DStv Eutelsat Star Awards. The Awards, a partnership between Eutelsat and MultiChoice Africa aims to inspire innovative thinking among secondary and high-school students, to create awareness on how science and technology can be applied to everyday life, and to showcase the many ways that satellites impacts on the development of the African continent.

In addition to that, for the fourth year in a row, MultiChoice Ghana has supported schools and students to take part in the Community Spelling Bee, an initiative of Young Educators Foundation, a local NGO dedicated to children’s education in Ghana, and students from these schools have always made it into the finals.

MultiChoice Ghana is committed to education and conscious of its responsibility to sustain and improve the social and economic development of Ghanaians all ways possible to it.

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