Muduopo Primary School opens new computer lab

Muduopo Primary School children are excited about the computer lab.

Muduopo Primary School officially launched its new computer lab on May 16.

The school’s ICT co-ordinator, Peter Moerane, said the Click Foundation donated 50 computers to the school.

“I believe this will help the learners, especially in the foundation phase. The computer learning programme will start from Grade R until Grade Three.

“This will be a lifetime programme for as long as the children take care of the computers.

“There will be no flaws or any stealing, and I believe even the coming generation will benefit from this programme,” said Moerane.

He appealed to the teachers as well to take care of the computers.

“The teachers will be taking learners to the computer lab every day according to their timetable.

“We would also like the parents to support the school by teaching children at home about the technology so that they do not struggle much when they get to the computer centre,” Moerane explained.

Muduopo Primary School children sit in front of the computers in the new lab.

He said because children know how to operate cellphone apps, they will not be terrified by the use of computers because both technologies are similar.

“We will try our level best to make sure that teaching and learning take place every day whenever the learners are at the computer centre.

“We want to extend our gratitude to Click Foundation, Ikeja Wireless, African Bank and the internet provider Reign ICT. We want to say thank you for what you did for our school and hope that you will come back to monitor if the programme is working.”

Pulane Maenetja, the chairperson of the school governing body, said they are glad to be working with sponsors who made it possible to open the computer lab.

“These computers will help our children to learn more in their education.

“Thank you on behalf of all the parents to all sponsors,” said Maenetja.

Peter Coetzee from Ikeja Wireless said there are seven schools that have benefited from the Click Foundation programme in Tembisa. The programme forms part of a trial group and they will start rolling it out elsewhere in Ekurhuleni.

“The aim is to enable better literacy in mathematics and English through connectivity,” said Coetzee.

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Jantji Ngwenyama
Journalist

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