By Vincent Khonje
Chayamba Secondary School in the central district of Kasungu on Monday received 12 computer sets from one of the country’s mobile and Information Communications Technology (ICT) services provider TNM Plc.
The computer donation replete with internet connectivity tools is part of the company’s ICT for Schools’ initiative, which selected public education institutions will benefit from the TNM’s digital literacy agenda.
TNM’s Brand and Communication Manager, Limbani Nsapato said the company understands the critical need for students to be exposed to computer knowledge and internet access.
“We are living in a global world and it is only right and proper that our students get exposure of what is happening out there. We want to reach out and improve the levels of digital literacy in Malawi,” said Nsapato.
Deputy Head teacher of the school Dereck Mkandawire said the donation is step forward towards acquisition of quality and relevant education for students.
“The country is striving to be science driven and we cannot talk of science education without computers, this is the right time the school has acquired computers which will benefit both teachers and students,” said Mkandawire.
Government introduced computer subjects in the schools but most schools only learn theoretical part of it because of lack of equipment.
Blessings Nyirenda, a form four student at the school said learning ICT without computers is the hardest thing to do as computer studies is a hands on subject.
“When you are learning ICT lessons you have to know about the theoretical as well as practical part. These computers will help us to get the practical part of the computer lessons,” said Nyirenda.
The donation at Chayamba was the second one after Januwale Community Day Secondary School in Thyolo.