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Govt to roll out e-learning strategy

by Staff reporter
10 Mar 2021 at 06:10hrs | Views
GOVERNMENT will begin rolling out an e-learning national strategy for schools to ensure that learning disruptions caused by COVID-19 are bridged.

This was revealed yesterday by Information minister Monica Mutsvangwa during a post-Cabinet Press briefing, where she said the smart education concept would increase the use of ICTs in Zimbabwe's education sector across the geographical divide.

"The national e-learning strategy for schools is part of the SMarT Zimbabwe 2030 master plan, which is programme 15 of the Cabinet-approved government priority programmes on innovation," Mutsvangwa said.

She said a manufacturing plant in Msasa, Harare, had the capacity to assemble 150 000 ICT learning gadgets per annum, adding that government was targeting to ensure connectivity to 1 500 schools, electrify 434 schools and manufacture the 150 000 devices as per order.

Mutsvangwa said under the programme, each school is expected to be equipped with a computer laboratory comprising 41 computers, a server, a projector, a printer, a white board and connectivity.

Source - newsday

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