6 300 schools in Zimbabwe will be capacitated with reliable ICT infrastructure which allows for development and mobilisation of digital resources in order to support e- learning services in schools.
The new curriculum emphasizes the role of ICT in effective teaching and learning.
Speaking at the launch of the school connectivity project in the capital on Wednesday, Minister of Primary and Secondary Education, Dr Lazarus Dokora said his ministry together with the Ministry of Information Communication Technology, Postal and Courier Services managed to set up a sustainable connectivity solution for schools hence the need for teachers now to be capacitated to use ICT for teaching and learning enhancement.
Representing the Minister of ICT, Postal and Courier Services, Permanent Secretary in the ministry, Eng Samuel Kundishora said the introduction of ICTs in schools will help transform all communities in the country.
TelOne, Zarnet and E-learning Solutions are the three service providers which were tasked with the responsibility to provide connectivity services to the Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education and will use technologies that include fibre, copper, vsat, and radio to ensure connectivity to every school regardless of location.