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By Jeff Lule

Plans are underway to roll out the use of videos as a teaching aid in all public schools. The state minister for higher education, Dr. John Muyingo, said using videos is a motivational tool for learners.

“It is an advanced way of teaching and is more effective and adds value to the teacher’s skills,” he explained.

He disclosed this while launching five visual learning centres at Naranbhaai Primary School in Jinja town on Friday. The project was funded by the Coca-Cola Africa Foundation, Century Bottling Company and Discovery Channel Global Education Partnership. The project, which started in 2007, is estimated to have cost $315,000 (about sh788M).

Naranbhai, Spire Road, Victoria Nile, Kiira and Main Street Primary Schools received televisions and DVD players paired with educational video libraries; with over 200 sections linked to Uganda’s curriculum.

“Rural schools have no access to such facilities. We need to motivate the young ones to love learning. Visual learning helps one to remember what he studied during exams,” Muyingo added.

He said teachers will get refresher courses, get better remuneration, welfare and good houses for better service delivery

Source: New Vision

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