UNICEF research finds nearly 1500 students have no access to TV, radio

May 8, 2020, 11:56 AM | Article By: Arfang M.S. Camara

A UNICEF SMS U-Report reveals that about 1,470 students out of the 10, 000 students who registered for the UNICEF SMS U-Report Poll have no access to television or radio to attend the ongoing lessons organised by the Ministry of Basic and Secondary Education (MoBSE).

These lessons form part of ways of engaging students amid the coronavirus pandemic.

This study came to light on Wednesday 6 May 2020.

UNICEF U-Report is a free SMS social monitoring tool for community participation, designed to address issues that the youth care about. The U-Report Poll includes health, education, youth unemployment, disease outbreaks and anything else people want to discuss.

The report further indicates that 745 people are not aware of the ministry’s radio and television learning lessons but 3,121 people revealed that they are aware of the radio and television learning lessons.

According to the UNICEF U-Report Poll, 1,527 are receiving the lessons through the television while 481 people receive it through radio.

Read Other Articles In Headlines
OJ and Jammeh
TRRC holds Jammeh, Junglers responsible for killing Mahawa Cham, others
Dec 30, 2021, 12:28 PM

The Truth Reconciliation and Reparations Commission (TRRC), the body that was set up to investigate human rights violations during former President Yahya Jammeh's era, revealed in its criminal liability report that Jammeh and his set of junglers were responsible for killing Sulayman Ndow, Mahawa Cham, Baba Jobe, Ceesay Bujiling, Mamud Ceesay, Ebou Jobe and others.

India halts production at factory linked to Gambia deaths
Oct 13, 2022, 11:16 AM

NEW DELHI, Oct 12 (Reuters) - Indian health authorities said on Wednesday they had halted all production at the main factory of Maiden Pharmaceuticals near New Delhi after a WHO report that its cough syrups exported to Gambia may be linked to the deaths of dozens of children there. Known as a 
"pharmacy of the world"
 India supplies 45% of all generic medicines to Africa.

PS Jah calls for effective coordination in gov’t
Aug 17, 2022, 9:47 PM

The Permanent Secretary (PS) at the Ministry of Public Service, Administrative Reform, Policy Coordination & Delivery has called for effective coordination in the implementation of government policies and programmes within Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs).

African Agric ministers brainstorm covid-19 impact on food security, nutrition
May 20, 2020, 12:35 PM

Ministers for Agriculture of the African Union (AU) Member States and their key partners held a virtual meeting 16 April 2020 on the impact of covid-19 on Food Security and Nutrition in Africa.