Programmes & initiatives
Education Resource Centre
The Education Resource Centre evolved based on NECT’s focus on UN’s SDG 4 (quality education) to integrate more immersive experiences that have been proven to enhance learning among students. The Education Resource Centre is an integral part of NECT’s efforts to create social impact partnerships within the local community.
Activities at the Education Resource Centre include:
The Learning Support Programme
This program is designed to provide senior secondary students from public schools in Maiduguri the opportunity to prepare for practicals and experiments in their final exams (WASSC, GCE etc) . Additionally, a retreat is organised by NECT for teachers from participating schools to enable them to optimally assist their students.
The participating schools are;
- Command Science Secondary School, Maiduguri
- Government Secondary School, Maiduguri
- Government Day Secondary School, Maiduguri
Government College, Maiduguri
Computer Based Testing (CBT) Center
The 250-seater capacity test center is sustainably powered with renewable energy and adequately equipped with facilities such as CCTV security, air conditioning among other requisite amenities. The test centre is approved for JAMB exams and is hailed as one of the best test locations by the Borno State Ministry of Education.
Virtual Reality (VR) Education Program
The VR education program aims to develop and deploy VR-based educational teaching tools to complement traditional teaching methods in order to improve learning experiences and outcomes among students. In collaboration with relevant stakeholders in the Nigerian educational system, NECT has designed VR-based lessons for science subjects e.g. Biology, Physics and Chemistry. The proof of concept for the VR education programme was tested on a standard class at the Maiduguri International School (NECT Center 2) with a 100% pass rate among participating students.
Digital Literacy & Skills
Digital skills training is a part of NECT’s efforts to prepare her students with relevant 21st century skills. The ICT training programme is designed to transition older students into employment in digital economy roles. The participating students have been provided with extensive training on computer fundamentals, specifically on MS Word, PowerPoint, and Excel as well as critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
Innovation & Robotics
The main objective of NECT’s educational robotics programme is to facilitate student-learning of Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM) disciplines. Educational robotics strengthen and support students’ skills for the job market of the future like computer programming, science technology or engineering. The main objective of NECT’s educational robotics programme is to facilitate student-learning of Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM) disciplines. Educational robotics strengthen and support students’ skills for the job market of the future like computer programming, science technology or engineering.
- 1019 SS3 students from 4 public schools (listed above) have benefitted from the 2021 learning support programme
- 12 science teachers from the 4 participating schools have benefitted from the science upskill retreat
- Students that participated in the VR proof of concept did well in the 2021 NECO exams. 3 (from TLC/MISET) have secured scholarships through partnerships with Borno Education Trust Fund to study at Borno State university
209 students from 4 schools including TLC participated in a 3-week AI bootcamp