Matero Member of Parliament Miles Sampa has called for the inclusion of Computer lessons into the Zambian school syllabus.
Mr Sampa said the ever evolving technological advancement in today’s world demands school pupils to be computer literate.
Mr Sampa who is also Commerce, Trade and Industry Deputy Minister made the call in Lusaka June 3rd when he officiated at the launch of the MTN “21 days of Yellow Care” that will see the company’s employees conduct computer lessons at three selected schools in Matero Constituency for the next 21 days.
The Matero Parliamentarian was also delighted that the company will donate 10 computers to one of the three schools.
The schools are Mulongoti, Hillside and George Primary Schools.
And speaking on behalf of MTN Chief Executive Officer Abdul Ismail, Clement Asante said there is urgent need to address the low levels of Information Communication Technology (ICT) knowledge in Zambia.
He attributed the low ICT literate levels in the country to lack of exposure to technology adding that MTN was trying to bridge that gap through initiatives such as the 21 Days of Yellow Care.
And Lusaka District Education Board Secretary (DEBS) Grace Banda said the move by MTN will enable pupils have hands-on computer lessons.
Ms Banda said the initiative by the phone service provider is timely as it comes at a time when most schools are introducing computer lessons in their schools.
She commended MTN for supplementing government efforts in the provision of quality education to pupils.