Schools students in the country will soon access a 24 hour educational television channel following a signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between the National Department of Education (NDOE) and Digicel Foundation PNG.
Digicel PNG Senior Vice President and Chief Sales Officer Lorna McPherson stressed the importance of literacy as being the key to the development of the country.
She said the partnership with NDOE is an opportunity for Digicel to be part of educating the vast population through this television channel.
The Education Secretary Dr Uke Kombra said the platform is a step in the right direction as the Department is moving towards being Digital.
He said tapping into Digicel’s pre-existing coverage will allow for a greater reach for students right around the country.
“We will now be able to provide a separate, dedicated channel for education.”
“This is an opportunity that we are highly appreciative of and we will be able to use to reach more students.”
“We will have content that is relevant to our children based on the curriculum. “Said Kombra.
It is understood the Education Television Channel will be up and running by late July.