Min of ICT commissions 2 ICT labs for under privileged pupils

Yeukai Tazira

The Ministry of Information Communication Technology, Postal and Courier Services (ICTs) has commissioned two ICT laboratories in Epworth which will see pupils having access to and knowledge of ICTs not only in classrooms but virtually.

Speaking at the official opening of the Laboratories at Epworth Primary and Domboramwari Secondary Schools yetserday, Minister Jenfan Muswere said the rollout of ICT lab per school program is a master plan of the Ministry of ICT which seeks to transform the country so that it attains Vision 2030.

“All the way through until the first phase of the NDS1 we will be connecting a number of institutions focusing on four key areas which are access, utilization, industry growth and governance. We have a numerical target to cover 8 800 schools so these two in Epworth are just the part of the national e- learning strategy,” he said.

Muswere said marginalised schools are also going to have similar labs so that they do not lag behind is as far as digitalisation is concerned.

The minister of ICT ,Postal and Courier Services Jenfan Muswere has set his sights on bridging the gap between urban and rural schools.(picture by Nyasha Chawatama)

“The ICT labs we have commissioned today are, therefore, a gateway for Epworth to the world and they are also a route marker as Zimbabwe forges its way towards attaining an Upper Middle Economy Status by the year 2030.

The laboratories are part of the 8 800 schools which are set to benefit from the program.

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