President donates ICT equipment

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President donates ICT equipment

The Sunday Mail

Leonard Ncube in VICTORIA FALLS

PRESIDENT MNANGAGWA has donated information and communication technology (ICT) gadgets to Mosi-oa-Tunya High School in Victoria Falls in appreciation of its choir’s dedication to sing the national anthem during State functions in the resort city.

The donation, comprising 15 desktop computers, five laptops, two printers and 20 adapters, among other items, was handed over to the school by Finance, Economic Development and Investment Promotion Minister Professor Mthuli Ncube on Friday.

The equipment was used during the recent 56th Session of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) Conference of Finance Ministers held in Victoria Falls.

“After singing at the UNECA Conference, I asked President Mnangagwa what we could do for you and he said, ‘Let us give them computers’,” said Prof Ncube.

“This is a gift from the Ministry of Finance, but also a gift from His Excellency (the President).

“We are giving you equipment which was used at the UNECA Conference.”

He highlighted the importance of providing learners with the necessary tools for quality education.

“We are living in an era where ICT devices and platforms are an integral part of every aspect of our lives, including education,” he said.

“It is with this conviction that we have gathered here today to contribute to the advancement of education at our beloved Mosi-oa-Tunya High School.

“I am happy to announce that the Ministry of Finance has seen it fit to donate the ICT equipment which was used at the recently concluded UNECA Conference of Ministers of Finance, Planning and Economic Development in order to positively impact the lives of students at this esteemed institution.

“The tech items are not just tools, they represent opportunities, possibilities and pathways to success for each and every one of the students who will pass through the school.

“We are grateful for the school choir that graced the UNECA Conference, leading beautifully in singing our national anthem.

“As we hand over these ICT tools to your capable hands, we do so with the firm belief that they will not only enhance your learning experience, but also inspire you to dream big and reach for the stars.”

He warned against abuse of the gadgets, while thanking teachers who continue to tirelessly nurture the minds of future leaders, saying their dedication does not go unnoticed.

Mosi-oa-Tunya High, the only public secondary school in the city, is run by the Victoria Falls City Council and has more than 1 250 learners.

Minister Ncube also donated free Wi-Fi services to the school.

Receiving the donation, Hwange district schools inspector Mr Lawrence Matshazi said: “We thank you and the President for this donation, which will improve learning at this school and the whole district. It will help improve pass rates.”

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