Karimbika Base Station commissioned Information Communication Technology, Postal and Courier Services Minister Dr Tatenda Mavetera (left), is joined by Minister of State for Provincial Affairs and Devolution for Mashonaland East Dr Aplonia Munzverengwi for the commissioning of Rudawiro Secondary School computer laboratory in Uzumba Maramba Pfungwe.

Victor Maphosa in Uzumba Maramba Pfungwe

Days of experiencing poor network coverage for Karimbika community in Uzumba-Maramba-Pfungwe are over following the commissioning of Karimbika Base Station in Ward 11 today.

The Minister of Information Communication Technology,Postal and Courier Service Dr Tatenda Mavetera officiated during the commissioning of the base station.

After commissioning the base station, Dr Mavetera commissioned computer laboratories at Mugabe primary and secondary schools as well as at Rudawiro primary and secondary schools.

The schools had already received 30 computers each.

“The launch of Karimbika Base Station and ICT laboratories at Mugabe Secondary, Mugabe Primary, and Rudawiro Primary School holds great potential for transforming education in these areas. Improved connectivity enables access to online educational resources, e-learning platforms, virtual classrooms, and remote learning opportunities. Students can now have access to up-to-date information from around the world which enhances their learning experiences,” said Dr Mavetera.

She said teachers could leverage technology tools for instructional purposes such as multimedia presentations or interactive lesson plans that make learning engaging and effective. This initiative bridges the digital divide between urban and rural areas by providing equal opportunities for quality education.

“The Ministry of ICT, Postal and Courier Services also desires to provide Zimbabwe with basic digital skills for the masses to fully interface with the digital age. Equipping educational institutions without capacitating the teachers is a recipe for white elephants. There is no room for white elephants in the Second Republic as led by our visionary and revolutionary icon President ED Mnangagwa. The Ministry of ICT, Postal and Courier Services together with POTRAZ will ensure that Teachers are beneficiary schools are capacitated to pass on digital skills to learners,” she said.


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