JOINT PRESS RELEASE - VIVO ENERGY/ABCDE PROVIDE ONLINE LEARNING ALTERNATIVE FOR GHANAIAN STUDENTS

published on 18th Mar 2020     1916 views


Global health has come under threat due to the outbreak of the Corona Virus (COVID-19). In line with this, the Government of Ghana has put in certain measures towards effective containment of the outbreak for which Ghana has already recorded 6 official cases. Among these measures is a directive for all schools to be shut down until further notice.

Vivo Energy Ghana, the marketers and distributors of Shell-branded products and services in collaboration with the African Business Centre for Developing Education (ABCDE) an NGO providing the necessary inputs through mentorship, internship and scholarship, across schools in Africa and eCampus Ghana, an EdTech company have rolled out an alternative e-learning platform accessible to all Senior High School students. Females are encouraged to register for greater future career opportunities in STEM.

 Considering the adverse impact of this development on effective teaching and learning, especially for Junior and Senior High Schools, the above-mentioned organisations have partnered with eCampus Ghana to provide an alternative solution by making available an online learning platform which is open to all Ghanaian students.

 The application contains the syllabus being used in schools and serves as a very useful tool in ensuring that the process of learning is not interrupted while at home.

The Executive Director of ABCDE, Dr Ekwow Spio-Garbrah regretted the impact of the COVID-19 on continuous studies but was confident that the e-learning platform will offer an alternative learning opportunity to Ghanaian students while helping to ensure that students put their time to good use.

Speaking on the partnership, the Managing Director of Vivo Energy Ghana, Mr Ben Hassan Ouattara encouraged students to take advantage of this opportunity to undertake further studies on the portal during this period.

“I want to urge all students, especially those at home, to fill the knowledge gap during this time. The partnership gives Senior High School students a week free trial after which the first 500 students will be sponsored by Vivo Energy Ghana for one-year full access.”

Students who wish to start with the free trial period must use the special promo code, VIVOABCDE.

Guidelines

Students who are able to cover a minimum of 10 hours of online study on eCampus within the 5-day will be considered for the registration for the rest of the year on the eCampus platform.

To start practising for the WASSCE Exams on eCampus, follow the below guidelines.

Step 1.

Download the eCampus App at http://eCampus.com.gh

Step 2.

Sign up with referral code VIVOABCDE

Step 3.

Search for SHS and Subscribe to a subject using VIVOABCDE.

 About e-Campus

eCampus is a Software as a Service (SaaS) Education Technology (EdTech) solution. It helps organizations, cooperate and academia by making learning adaptive, personalized, and accessible to all. Also, eCampus connects facilitators (teachers) and learners which generates behaviour data when users interact with (read, listen, watch, practice, discuss and test) content on the platform with over 300 subject areas These learners include students from high school and universities

eCampus is helping students learn smarter, assisting teachers and employers to better understand the learning needs of their students and employees and giving governments and authorities intelligence to make effective data-driven education decisions.

About ABCDE

The African Business Centre for Developing Education (ABCDE), first registered in London, the UK in 2009 and subsequently registered in Ghana in 2012, has over the years been making strides to make a positive impact on the educational and business sectors of Ghana. ABCDE strengthens the educational sector by introducing to second and third cycle educational institutions some of the professional knowledge existing in the business world which SHS and tertiary students need to be employable or to create their jobs after graduation. ABCDE has identified some 20 senior high schools some of which are Achimota SHS, Accra Girls SHS, Ghanata SHS, St. Thomas Aquinas, Accra Wesley Girls, Labone SHS and two universities that have recognized the needs of their students for mentorships and internships and ABCDE has supplied these institutions with in-school mentorships and company-based internship opportunities for their students. ABCDE manages the implementation of scholarships and has the ABCDE STEM scholarship Fund.

About Vivo Energy:

With a vision to become Africa’s most respected energy business Vivo Energy Ghana, the company that distributes and markets Shell-branded fuels and lubricants was established in 2013. The Shell brand has been in Ghana since 1928.

 

Vivo Energy Ghana has a fuels storage capacity of 11,000m³ and 238 service stations, with many offering Shell Cards and convenience retail stores.

 

Vivo Energy Ghana employs 150 people.  The company is recognised as a leader in the oil industry, championing and setting standards for safety.

 

Vivo Energy operates and markets its products in countries across North, West, East and Southern Africa. The Group has a network of over 2,100 service stations in 23 countries operating under the Shell and Engen brands and exports lubricants to several other African countries. Its retail offering includes fuels, lubricants, card services, shops, restaurants and other non-fuel services. It provides fuels, lubricants and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) to business customers across a range of sectors including marine, mining, construction, power, transport, and manufacturing. Jet fuel is sold to customers under the Vitol Aviation brand.

 

The company employs around 2,700 people and has access to over 1,000,000 cubic metres of fuel storage capacity. The Group’s joint venture, Shell and Vivo Lubricants B.V., sources, blends, packages and supplies Shell-branded lubricants at plants in six countries.

 

For more information about Vivo Energy, please visit www.vivoenergy.com

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