Children living in Ituni, Region 10 and its surrounding areas can now view the Ministry of Education’s Guyana Learning Channel with the recent completion of the brand new Ituni transmission facility, the Ministry of Education announced on Thursday.
This new transmission facility is the fifteenth of its kind to be completed across Guyana, as the Ministry intensives efforts to broaden the reach of the Guyana Learning Channel.
The Ministry of Education said it will soon be commencing a monitoring and evaluation programme to ascertain whether residents are indeed receiving the channel. This exercise will also seek to address any other unintended technical issues that might otherwise prevent residents from proper access to the channel.
In addition, the Ministry will be conducting awareness sessions to show residents how to access the signal.
The Guyana Learning Channel was launched on April 1, 2011 under similar principles as Public Educational Broadcasting Services around the world and Open Education assumptions ascribing to Creative Commons copyright principles. It is a satellite communication network that facilitates the production and nationwide broadcast of educational programmes.
The next transmission facility is earmarked for Karasabai, Region 9.