ICT boost for Hwedza school

by | Sep 12, 2021 | Local News | 0 comments

Staff Writer

The Ministry of Information Communication Technology and Courier Services last week donated 30 desktop computers to Chigwedere Primary School in Hwedza.


Ministry of ICT officials handed over the Hewlett-Packard laptops to Hwedza District Schools` Inspector Mr George Parira and the school`s Head Mr Maravanyika.

According to Mr Parira, the donation saw Chigwedere Primary School being the only school in Mashonaland East province to receive ICT consumables from Government.

The intervention has been seen as timely, as the institutional had a single non-functional laptop.

Chigwedere Primary Head, Mr Maravanyika explained the struggles they had to endure; “We had to borrow one from our sister school or the nearby secondary school to process ZIMSEC registrations. So we were in dire need of computers for office use and for use by learners considering the coming in of the new or updated curriculum.”

According to Maravanyika the provision of the gadgets is going to ensure that learners take ICT subject component.

The school which is fully electrified, recently set up a solar back-up system.

With the emergence of Covid-19 and its numerous waves, there have been calls for rural schools to have ICT capabilities to allow for blended learning, which combines online and traditional methods, the donation by Government makes the envisioned processes possible at Chigwedere Primary School.

Challenges faced by the school are largely developmental due to low revenue inflows.

The institution’s low revenue has resulted in the school failing to maintain its buildings and furniture, saving to purchase desktops was a distant dream.