Minister of Information Communication Technology, Postal and Courier Services Jenfan Muswere Today commissioned two ICT laboratories in Epworth, Harare Metropolitan province.
The two schools that benefited from this initiative are Epworth Primary School and Domboramwari High School.
The commissioning of 30 laptops, one printer and one projector per each school is in line with the government’s National Development Strategy 1, which seeks to create an upper middle-income economy by 2030.
Speaking during the commissioning ceremony, Minister Muswere said:
We are targeting more than 6000 primary and secondary and tertiary institutions, the president identified the digital economy being key to transform the fortunes of this economy,
.We are focusing on accessing, utilization, industry growth as our pillar points, the launch today speak to access and utilization of these ICT service
Also present was the Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education who commended the ICT ministry for its gesture to bridge the digital gap between the disadvantaged and advantaged communities.
He said that he was thankful to the government for its commitment to connect all the unconnected schools as this greatly helps most schools across the connect, to bridge the digital divide.
ICT Deputy Minister Hon Phuti said that they are committed to connect the unconnected and will drive the the move to all peri0urban and rural schools in Zimbabwe
The event was attended by ICT ministry officials, Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education official, TelOne and NetOne bosses, teachers and the local community.