Tanzania: Secondary schools are assured of having ICT facilities to facilitate learning

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THE government reiterated that efforts are underway to install information and communication technology (ICT) facilities in more secondary schools to facilitate teaching and learning processes.

The statement was made yesterday by the Deputy Minister in the Office of the President, Regional Administration and Local Government (RALG), Mr. David Silinde.

Mr. Silinde stressed that schools ‘access to digital technology would also improve students’ academic performance.

He was speaking yesterday in Dar es Salaam at the opening of a five-day ICT training course for 650 secondary teachers from different parts of the country.

The training is offered jointly by the Dar es Salaam Institute of Technology (DIT), Dodoma University and Mbeya University of Science and Technology under the Universal Communications Access Fund for All (UCSAF) .

“The reality is that we still lack qualified human resources in secondary schools to provide distance education using ICTs. The government recognizes that ICT training for secondary teachers in the country is important for building the capacity of teachers. to share, “commented Mr. Silinde. .

Mr. Silinde expressed his hope that the training would equip teachers with ICT skills and subsequently improve the learning and teaching process.

“I have been informed that this training will be given in a theoretical and practical way to allow the participants to acquire knowledge on how to carry out simple repairs of the computing device in their respective schools”, he said declared.

Earlier, UCSAF Board Chairman Professor John Nkoma told the Deputy Minister that the purpose of sponsoring ICT training for secondary school teachers was to promote the use of technology. digital.

He said UCSAF is also working to ensure that all Tanzanians, including rural residents, have access to quality communication services.

He said that during the five-day training, the Fund will provide teachers with knowledge on computer troubleshooting and repairing some basic tools.

Commenting on the expectations of the training, DIT head teacher Preksedis Ndomba said that participants will acquire practical skills and more than 60% of them will be engaged in practical mode.

“DIT is qualified and experienced and ensures positive impacts to come out of this training,” he said.

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