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Eutelsat, MultiChoice recognise students from Zambia, Ghana

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MultiChoice and Eutelsat have joined together to create the DStv Eutelsat Star Awards, a pan-African student competition created to raise awareness and excitement for space technology in the younger generation.

“With the fast-changing digital landscape, we have an obligation to Africa’s youth to ensure that they are empowered to adapt and to use their educational system to make meaningful change to their country and the continent’s development agenda,” says Nana Opoku-Agyeman, Ghana’s Minister of Education.

“The government recognises that it cannot single handedly tackle the challenges faced by the sector and that public-private partnerships can also accelerate progress.”

With more than 1,000 entries from 19 countries this year, two winners and two runners-up were selected in essay and poster categories. The students won trips to visit either a launch site or the facilities of Eutelsat or MultiChoice. The four winning schools attended by the overall award winners and runners-up were also rewarded with a DStv installation, including dish, TV, state-of-the-art PVR decoder and free access to the DStv Education Bouquet.