PTA procures computer for Hapwaya Primary School in Chikanta
Chikanta , March 17th, 2015,ZANIS —- The Hapwaya Primary School ‘s Parents’ Teacher Association (PTA) has bought computers in order for their children to learn Information Communications Technology (ICT) in Chikakanta District.
The District Education Board Secretary (DEBS) Collard Chilala says the initiative came after the Revised Curriculum Framework recommended that ICT becomes part of the school curricular.
He said among the subjects examined at Grade nine include ICT despite most schools having no computers.
He said this has posed a huge challenge for the rural schools which do not have a single computer.
He was speaking at the Official launch of the seven computers at the School last Friday.
He said the initiative came after the Revised Curriculum Framework brought on board Information Communications Technology as a subject for the pupils.
Mr. Chilala said the government and the Ministry of Education Science, Vocational and Early Education attaches’ great importance to development of education in the country.
He commended the great efforts Hapwaya School Administration, teachers and the surrounding communities exhibited in acquiring the computers.
He said Hapwaya School has broken the record in the District among all other primary Schools.
Meanwhile Chikankata District Area Member of Parliament Munji Habeenzu who was the guest of honor explained that learning has changed worldwide and therefore computers are at every core of human existence.
Mr. Habeenzu said it is highly important that every child regardless of the geographical location should also have the right to quality education.
He noted that even if Hapwaya Primary School is in the remote area, the children in the community must learn computers and move at the same level as those in urban areas.