By Olimatou Coker
Islamic World Educational Scientific and Culture Organisation (ICESCO) in partnership with Mohammed Bin Salman Foundation (MiSK Foundation) together with United Nations Educational Scientific and Culture Organisation (UNESCO) recently supported MoBSE with television equipment worth over 1.4 million dalasis at a presentation held in MoBSE office in Banjul.
The equipment handed over to MoBSE are meant to support the development of digital content of the MoBSE TV.
Items included 2 pieces of camcorder 4k with accessories, 1 desktop server backup, 1 piece of MacBook TB desktop backup, 3 pieces of amazon UK integral 128GB SD card 4K video premium high speed, 2 pieces of LED light GVM 50RS2L light kit with accessories, 3 pieces of HDMI -micro HDMI, editing desktop IMac (upgraded RAM), 1 piece of Web presenter with atem and eGPU,1 piece of atem television studio with hyper deck mini, 2 pieces of UPS system light backup, 1 piece of HDMI_VGA, 1 piece professional tripod+ support for smartphone, 2 pieces of 128GB SD card, 1 laptop with Webcam e megapixel+video editing software and many others.
Speaking, Mainuna Sidibeh, principal programme officer, said: “The materials here are very much complementary to what the MoBSE TV already has. It will allow for the creation of recordings, film clips, programs, documentaries and so on”.
Sidibeh said the MoBSE TV will have efficient transcoder system, production storage systems and high end audio editing, video editing and post production.
“I have no doubt that you are aware that some of these equipment are very delicate and fragile. It is therefore, NATCOM’s wish to see that they will all be handled with the utmost professional care,” she added.
For his part, Louis Moses Mendy, Permanent Secretary of MoBSE, assured the providers that the equipment will be put into good use and will go a long way in up scaling the ministry’s outreach.
PS Mendy said these equipment will make a profound impact in complementing the ministry’s efforts to develop and deliver lessons through the multiple medium of teaching and learning currently provided by his ministry.
Given the high sophistication of the equipment, the ministry is assured of better development and delivery of educational content to students as they continue to stay at home, he added.