More schools receive computers, centres opened

2016-03-10 06:00
Photo: supplied Ugu District mayor Cllr Ntombifikile Gumede (second, left) opens a computer centre at Bhanoyi High in Umzumbe on Monday. With her (from left) Umzumbe Mayor Cllr Sydney Gumede, student representative Thandeka Ngcobo and Ugu deputy mayor, Cllr Mondli Ngcobo.

Photo: supplied Ugu District mayor Cllr Ntombifikile Gumede (second, left) opens a computer centre at Bhanoyi High in Umzumbe on Monday. With her (from left) Umzumbe Mayor Cllr Sydney Gumede, student representative Thandeka Ngcobo and Ugu deputy mayor, Cllr Mondli Ngcobo.

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ANOTHER two rural schools have become beneficiaries of the Ugu District Municipality’s Mayoral Computer Programme after Ugu mayor, Councillor Ntombifikile Gumede donated 22 computers to the schools and officially opened their computer centres this week.

Bhanoyi High School in Umzumbe and Sizathina High School in Vulamehlo were add to a list of seven schools who have become beneficiaries of fully equipped computer centres­. To date, nine high schools, plus the Esayidi TVET, Gamalakhe Campus, have benefited from this programme since its inception in January this year.

This translates to 110 new and used computers donated by the district municipality.

The donation of the computer centres­ is in line with the municipality’s developmental mandate of improving the levels of education, particularly in rural schools.

On receiving the computer centres, principals and the school leadership expressed their appreciation for them and committed to ensuring they are utilised for its purpose of empowering pupils, saying they will be well taken care of.

Addressing pupils and leadership, the mayor spoke about the municipality­’s continuing efforts to ensure that every pupil receives the desired level of education without any obstacle irrespective of their socio-economic backgrounds, saying that in the 21th century computers have become another tool of education for pupils­.

“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 acquire basic computer skills to better perform in tertiary institutions and in the workplace,” said Gumede.

- Supplied.

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