State minister for primary education Ms Rosemary Seninde has said government needs to invest more in Information Technology (IT) in schools to enable students attain the much needed IT skills in the changing digital Era.
“Without ICT (Information Communication Technology), we can not do much in education today, the world is one village, as far as education is concerned, we are going to e-learning. We reviewed our curriculum to help our students which will enable our students to compete on an international level” she said.
Ms Seninde made the remarks while launching the Accessible Computer Technology to Underserved Students (ACT-US) program over the weekend at Kitala Secondary school that is going to benefit 10 schools across the country with each school receiving 15 computers.
The executive director Nile Humanitarian Development Agency (NHDA) that donated the computers Mr Issa Kirali said the computers come with preinstalled study programs that can be updated in California and Kenya.
Mr Kirali said the computers distributed can operate even without internet connections since applications are already installed on them.
The headmaster Kitala Secondary school Mr Joseph Luswata said the students have been carrying out their ICT programs at St Savio Junior school which has been inconveniencing.
“We would like to thank the Seninde foundation for donating to us these computers as we transit into a digital teaching era and such technological advancements are vital” he said.
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