The British Council under its outreach programme, Interaction Leadership Programme has donated twenty-two (22) HP computers and other accessories valued at KR 90,000 to Mwaba primary school in Chinsali district.
The computers will also be accessed by other schools to enhance and facilitate teaching and learning skills among the teachers and pupils.
British Council Programme Officer Brenda Shakele said over the weekend that the computer hub at Mwaba Basic School will connect all classrooms to the computers and help teachers to teach with minimal challenges.
Ms. Shakele said the whole idea is to provide teachers with technology-supported learning opportunities for their students as well as developing Information Communication Technology (ICT) skills to support connecting classrooms.
Ms. Shakele charged that the computers will also provide teachers with access to teaching materials via research since the computers are all networked .
The computers were donated to the learning institution after a successful 1- day ICT training workshop under the theme “TECHNOLOGY FOR CLASSROOM USE”
Ms. Shakele has encouraged teachers to incorporate ICT in their teaching styles.
And Chinsali District Education Standard Officer Charles Kabamba expressed gratitude over the gesture by the British Council to donate computers to a school in rural Zambia.
Mr. Kabamba added that it is a privilege for Chinsali to receive computers from the British council.
Mr. Kabamba hoped that the computers will be used for learning purposes adding that the world is now a global village hence teachers must be familiar with ICT skills and learn new methods of teaching through interaction with other schools through the use of internet.
Mr. Kabamba also said that there is need to install computers in all the schools so that ICT can be useful among teachers and pupils adding that the Hub at Mwaba Basic School will be of great benefit to both the pupils and teachers.
The DESO urged teachers who were present at the training workshop to share the knowledge with others on the use of ICT in Schools saying knowledge is not knowledge until it is shared.
Another teacher at the neigbouring Mishishi Primary School, Chishimba Kapungo said the programme of equipping schools with computers has come at a right time especially for the rural schools which have been lagging behind.