The National joins campaign to promote basic education access

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The National, Friday 10th Febuary 2012

THE National is among seven private and public organisations which will assist the Education Department in its universal basic education access campaign.
The organisations include Digicel, Tokiwa Printing Ltd, National Broadcasting Corporation, CHM Super sound, Theodist and FM100.
They signed an agreement yesterday with the Department to implement the campaign in their own capacity.
Bernand Aisi, The National’s assistant marketing manager, said it was part of the firm’s ryesponsibility to disseminate information and were pleased to support.
The National will sponsor the campaign by advertising UBE slogans daily throughout the year.
Digicel Foundation CEO Marianna van der Viles said they had been supporting the concept all along through the construction of 92 elementary and 74 primary school, and 31 community learning centres.
She said the foundation planned to build 100 classrooms more this year.
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The campaign is the education department’s initiative to promote the enrollment and retention of six-year-olds in school until they completed nine years of basic education.
The campaign also targets areas that need improvement such as quality of education and infrastructure, plus equity among rich and poor, male and female students.
Education secretary Dr Musawe Sinebare said the department would be working with 20 firms in the country to implement these.