Pay television service provider, StarTimes has added a new channel to its DTH platform to encourage Ghanaian students to learn from home during the Coronavirus pandemic.
The Ghana Learning TV, is a new 24-hour channel rolled out by the Ghana Education Service (GES) and it is geared towards distance learning for Senior High School and Junior High School students.
The channel can be accessed for free on the StarTimes decoder (channel #312), StarTimes said in a statement.
“Ghana Learning TV channel 312 will be available to all subscribers including the over 6000 families who benefited from the StarTimes 300 villages’ program at no cost,” the statement said.
“Following a directive by President Akufo-Addo for the closure of all schools, as part of measures by the government to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus, StarTimes has put in place measures to cater for the educational needs of all students”.
StarTimes Head of Marketing, Mrs Akofa Banson said: “As the leading digital TV operator in Africa, StarTimes aims to contribute to the safety of the public during these special times. Our country is under a two-week lockdown, schools have been closed but our kids need to be educated. It’s our priority to ensure they don’t lack that. We will keep upgrading our content to ensure that Ghanaians stay safe at home while they enjoy quality entertainment, news and educational programs on the most affordable Pay TV operator, StarTimes.”
The Pay TV operator has also introduced a new educational program called Home Schooling on the ST KIDS channel #300.