Schools to benefit from computer lab project

The Resident Project Manager, Bertha Kizoka, disclosed this information while launching a computer-lab at Bukoba Secondary school over the week-end.She said by end of this year, a total of 21 computer-labs would be opened in 400 schools under the project.

She further disclosed that the project was operating in 109 countries around the globe, while in the Great Lakes Region the project was being implemented in Zambia, Tanzania and Rwanda.The Kagera Regional Project Co-ordinator, George Joseph, named the schools under the project as three secondary schools, namely Kahororo, Bukoba and Rutunga.

Also under the project include three primary schools, namely Tumaini, Zamzam and  Rwemishasha.Meanwhile, Three Primary Schools in Bukoba Municipality are overcrowded with pupils making it difficult for them to learn properly.

The Ward Councillor for Kashai, Yusuph Ngaiza, named the schools as Tumaini, Mafumbo and Kashai.He said at Kashai Primary School alone there were a total of 1,800 pupils whereby over 200 shared the same class.

"As a result, some pupils in standard four are still illiterate as they cannot read or write. Urgent steps are needed to solve the problem," he said.He said leaders at Kashai Ward had sent a formal request to the Municipal Director, Khamis Kaputa, to allow them to construct another primary school at Rwome, in an effort to solve congestion of pupils.

Mr Ngaiza further elaborated that plans were underway to construct a high school at Kashai Ward.He said if the request is passed by the Municipal Council, residents in Bukoba Municipality would be mobilized to make contributions towards construction of a laboratory and classrooms.The exact cost would be made public later, he said.


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Author: MEDDY MULISA in Bukoba

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