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South African pupils seek to improve maths results using a mobile phone PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 02 April 2008

Johannesburg, South Africa and Espoo, Finland - Nokia, the South African Government's Department of Education and not for profit organization Mindset Network today announced the launch of "M4Girls", an innovative pilot project using Nokia 6300 mobile phones loaded with educational material to help improve mathematics performance of Grade 10 girl learners.

"This project demonstrates the potential of mobile phones to enable social development and improve education especially in underprivileged areas, " says Micheline Ntiru, Head of Nokia's Community Involvement Programs in the Middle East and Africa. "Young people are increasingly using their phones to gain knowledge via the internet, social networking and interaction with their peers, so it makes sense to introduce learning through these devices. By combining Nokia handsets with innovative content, and the enthusiasm of the teachers and pupils this scheme creates an opportunity to really help create new skills and opportunities."

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