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UNESCO Jakarta distributes Science Books to Third-cycle students in Timor-Leste

UNESCO Jakarta distributes Science Books to Third-cycle students in Timor-Leste

Students made the presentation in EBC 30 de Agosto, Comoro, Dili, to commemorate the international day of sciences and mathematics on thursday, november 26, 2020. Image TATOLI/António Gonçalves

DILI, 30 june 2021 (TATOLI)-UNESCO Jakarta is distributing Science Books to third cycle students in around school’s in Timor–Leste. The 90.500 sciences book is currently available in the distributor company warehouse and some books have been distributed to the student to facilitate student learning process.

Today the distributor company distributed science books to three municipalities comprising Aileu, Ainaru and Manufahi. The quantity of books will be distributed based on the number of students in each school.

The book’s distribution will continue to other municipalities as Manatuto, Baucau, Lospalos, Viqueque and other missing municipalities.

According to data from the Ministry of Education, the total number of third-cycle students throughout Timor-Leste is 90,108, consisting of 31.368 grades 7, 29,901 grade 8 and 28,839 grade 9. KOICA and UNESCO Jakarta are collaborating with UNESCO TL to implement the EBS – Education Broadcasting System program where in addition to providing science books to students, UNESCO in TL has recruited 4 teachers who will later teach through television broadcasts. The Secretary Executive Interims Commission National Timor-Leste for UNESCO, Fransisco Barreto told to TATOLI Agency at his office, in Balide, this wednesday.

The distribution process is working smoothly which is handled by a local company Jusavicko Krative Andver, Unip. LDA

The Education Director of Aileu Municipality, Cristina da Conceição informed to TATOLI Agency via phone call that the books were well received and the distributor company directly distributed the books in coordination with the Minister of Education, youth and sport in Aileu municipality.

She added that all books provided by UNESCO are already received by third cycle students in 13 schools including one private school in Aileu municipality and the students begin to read and learn the sciences.

The four teachers have been recruited by UNESCO Jakarta attending teachers training to and will present the lesson material through broadcast on TV channel.

Thus, UNESCO Jakarta has not decided for which TV station will authorize the broadcasting program due to the limitation of satélite signal.

UNESCO is coordinating with the Minister of Education youth and sport to build a team for crosscheck for schools to ensure that all books are well received by each school and given to students to study.

The MoEYS will facilitate trainers to provide training for the four teachers, how to properly use the books for the learning process through a TV broadcasting channel.

The books were printed by Gramedia Company in Jakarta and the company won the quotation which was offered by UNESCO Jakarta Unip. LDA

The Secretary Executive Interim Commission National Timor-Leste for UNESCO, Fransisco encourages all students to increase reading activities to fill their knowledge with sciences as it will give impact for a bright future.

Related news:Third-cycle students in Timor-Leste to benefit 90.500 sciences book from KOICA-UNESCO

Journalist: José Belarmino de Sá

Editor: Rafy Belo

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