The educational channel called "Nathan TV", which is available on the Canal + bouquet, was launched on Thursday, December 2, 2021, at the Children Of Africa School of Excellence in Abobo.
Aimed at students from Ce 1 to Cm 2, Nathan TV offers French and mathematics lessons, in line with the school programs of each class level. Exclusively produced by Nathan Tv, these courses are an extension of those given at school to allow students to better learn and understand or review their lessons.
Mariatou Koné, Minister of National Education and Literacy, presiding over the inaugural ceremony of this educational channel, welcomed this partnership in a context dominated by the health crisis. "Nathan Editions partnered with the Ministry of National Education in the 1990s through the production of secondary school books. This inaugural ceremony It is the continuation of this partnership with Nathan TV. The new partnership, which is part of a new dynamic, is an educational alternative imposed by the fight against the covid-19 pandemic. With the requirement of barrier measures including social distancing, distance education with the involvement of television and radio and the digital tool has allowed to connect the entire educational system, even in the most remote areas of Côte d'Ivoire. In secondary schools, it has facilitated the sharing of resources and experiences.
For Minister Mariatou Koné, Nathan Tv is participating in the effort to improve the educational system in Côte d'Ivoire, because the channel, through its broadcasts, supports the education policy implemented by the President of the Republic of Côte d'Ivoire. "I appreciate the support of Nathan TV to make the Ivorian school more effective," she said. Concerning the program of the said channel, Minister Mariatou Kone was pleased that they are built around around science and discovery which give the opportunity for children to open to the world of creative leisure. The French and mathematics courses, which constitute the substance of the lessons given, are of particular interest to us," she said, before praising the expertise of Nathan and the engineering of Canal Plus, which propose lessons lasting thirteen to twenty-six.
She also welcomed the Nathan dictation prize project which will undoubtedly reinforce the learning of French. Mrs. Mariatou Koné expressed her gratitude to the First Lady, Dominique Ouattara, who is always ready to help and hoped that the students will make the best use of the programs, which has turned the country into an educational digital hub.
Well before, Dr. Kpan George representing the mayor of Abobo welcomed the program initiated by this channel that will help students in their learning. Kakou Gisèle, headmistress of School A of the Children Of Africa’s School complex, said she was pleased with this initiative on behalf of the three departments. "We are committed to making a wide echo of the activities of this new channel to our students and parents, because it will contribute to improving school results so desired by the Minister of National Education and Literacy.
For her part, Catherine Lucé, president of Editions Nathan, was delighted to see that Nathan TV has started broadcating in the country. "For more than 130 years, education has been the core business of Nathan. Our vocation as a publisher is to help all those who carry out educational and training missions, but also to give all children and learners a taste for knowledge and success. We support students throughout their learning process, through textbooks and extracurricular activities in the various disciplines from kindergarten to high school.
Nathan is on channel 80 in Africa and on channel 137 in Haiti of the Canal Plus package. This inaugural ceremony of Nathan TV at the Dominique Ouattara schoolcomplex was enhanced by the presence of Cissé Ahïssatou, in charge of education at the Children Of Africa Foundation, representing Dominique Ouattara, founding president, and Aziz Diallo, general manager of Canal Plus Côte d'Ivoire.