Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) are vital in the education sector as they enable learners and teachers to carry out administrative tasks more efficiently.

This emerged during the ICT Conference held in Harare today.

In an effort to increase and equip schools with ICT knowledge, the Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education has partnered with a local ICT company, Go Digital, in raising awareness on ICTs and providing gadgets.

At the conference, Go Digital’s Managing Director, Richard Riyacha said the introduction of ICT programmes in schools will reduce operating costs, save time and other resources.

District Schools Inspector for Glenview-Mufakose, Mr Cloud Nyambuya hailed the programme, saying it will enable them to monitor activities while out of their offices.

The government introduced the ICT policy in schools with the vision of transforming Zimbabwe into a knowledge-based society by 2020, while its mission is to accelerate the development and application of ICTs in support of economic growth and development.