president mugabe with chinas stephen wen.pngThe Presidential Schools Computerisation Programme has received a major boost in the form of 100 computers donated by a Chinese company, Huawei Technologies.

The computers were handed to the Head of State and Government and Commander-in-Chief of the Zimbabwe Defence Forces, President Robert Mugabe at State House.

The donation is a contribution towards President Mugabe’s Schools Computerisation Programme, which has been going on for over 10 years.

The programme has seen Cde Mugabe giving out computers to many schools in both rural and urban areas in all provinces of the country.

Speaking at the occasion, Cde Mugabe explained that schools that will benefit are chosen by the Ministry of Education, Sport, Arts and Culture.

A representative of the company, Mr Stephen Wen said Huawei Technologies has been working in partnership with a local cell company for some time in the provision and improvement of base stations.

The company has recently provided a loan to the tune of US$45 million for the improvement of Harare and Bulawayo base stations.

Transport, Communications and Infrastructure Development Minister, Cde Nicholas Goche and some senior government officials witnessed the handover ceremony.

Cde Mugabe, an accomplished scholar in his own right, is at the forefront of various initiatives and policies aimed at promoting education in Zimbabwe.

As a result, Zimbabwe is now ranked the number one country in Africa in terms of literacy rate.