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Chiedza Primary School benefits from Presidential ICT donation   

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Chiedza Primary School benefits from Presidential ICT donation   

Chiedza Primary School benefits from Presidential ICT donation                

Story by Courage Bushe

GOVERNMENT has made significant strides in promoting digital transformation for primary schools, with Chiedza Primary School in Kwekwe becoming the latest beneficiary of the programme.

The donation of laptops to Chiedza  Primary School is part of the two hundred and fifty laptops donated across the Midlands Province by President Emmerson Mnangagwa, which authorities say will play a crucial role in the creation of a digital economy.

“We are happy to be receiving these laptops because they are instrumental in our learning,” said one of the students.

Another added, “Some of us are now using laptops for the first time, so this is a development we long waited for.”

Chiedza Primary School Headmaster, Mr Bigboy Chirumhanzu commended the gesture, saying it is a testimony that the Second Republic is committed to the transition towards modern ICT.

“We are grateful to the President and his team for remembering us. This clearly shows his commitment to uplifting communities and even the learning standards. We are very happy because the donation has proffered solutions to the challenges we were faced with,” he said.

Officially handing over the computers and gadgets to Chiedza Primary School, Midlands Minister of State for Provincial Affairs and Devolution, Honourable Owen Ncube said the gesture will go a long way in meeting the digital transformation needs of learners.

“The Second Republic has taken bold and strategic modernisation and industrialisation policy decisions to leapfrog socio-economic development through harnessing heritage-based ICT interventions, targeting the youth as they are key in the attainment of Vision 2030. To this end, the Midlands Province and the nation at large has rolled out supportive massive ICT infrastructure development signature projects, among them, the BSC Zimbabwe fibre optic network project, launched in Somabhula by His Excellency the President, which has become the pinnacle of digital revolution in Zimbabwe,” he said.

The Second Republic is establishing state-of-the-art ICT laboratories in schools countrywide to renew learning methods and establish a more active collaboration of students and the simultaneous acquisition of technological knowledge.