Mayor donates computer centres to schools

2016-01-28 06:00
Siphesihle Bhengu a Grade 12 pupil from Nani High in Umzumbe works on a computer for the first time. Assisting him is the principal Mr Memela (back, left) and Ugu Mayor, Cllr Ntombifikile Gumede.

Siphesihle Bhengu a Grade 12 pupil from Nani High in Umzumbe works on a computer for the first time. Assisting him is the principal Mr Memela (back, left) and Ugu Mayor, Cllr Ntombifikile Gumede.

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SCHOOLS across the district have in the past week benefited from the mayoral computer centre programme which is part of the Ugu District Municipality’s initiative to provide computer literacy for rural-school pupils.

The mayor, Councillor NH Gumede handed over fully equipped computer centres to six schools - Sister Joan’s High under Hibiscus Coast, KwaHluzingqondo High in Umdoni, Sizophumelela High in Vulamehlo, Nani High in Umzumbe, Idwala Lesizwe High in Ezinqoleni and Mlotshwa Secondary School in Umuziwabantu.

The computer centres will be able to accommodate 11 pupils at a time, which is in line with the municipality’s developmental mandate of improving the level of education, particularly in rural schools.

On receiving these computer centres, principals and school leadership expressed appreciation for these computer centres and committed to ensuring that these centres will be well taken care of for the benefit of pupils.

Addressing pupils and leadership of the schools, the mayor emphasised on the municipality’s efforts of ensuring that every school child receives the desired level of education without obstacles, irrespective of their socioeconomic backgrounds, and that in the 20th century computers have become another tool of education for pupils.

The mayor said that by this gesture, the municipality has planted a seed towards ensuring an improved level of academic performance as a need was identified to assist pupils from rural schools to acquire basic computer skills to better perform in tertiary institutions and in the workplace.

The municipality is committed to assisting pupils from rural schools to receive education in a conducive environment­ with adequate resources for the achievement of good results.

Ugu District Municipality promotes working together to create an environment that is friendly, responsive, accountable, effective and efficient for its communities.

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