Government says it intends to roll out the Tele-education Programme in primary and secondary schools so that all students in the country have equal access to the information communication technology revolution that has swept across the globe.
The programme was launched at the University of Zimbabwe and is set to be expanded to all schools if the initial project records the desired results.
Deputy Chief Secretary to the President and Cabinet, Dr Ray Ndhlukula, says Zimbabwe will continue partnering Indian universities and other ICT firms to ensure that all the students can have access to information communication technology systems.
The Minister of Transport, Communication and Infrastructural Development, Cde Nicholas Goche, says the Tele-education Programme which is the first of its kind in Zimbabwe follows an agreement with the Indian government to connect all African Union countries by satellite and optic fibre in a bid to transfer technology.
Higher and Tertiary Education Permanent Secretary, Dr Washington Mbizvo, says the programme will transform the education sector in Zimbabwe together with other developments in the information communication technology sector adopted by the country in recent years.
Zimbabwe has made great strides in the information communication technology sectors through the Presidential Schools’ Computerisation and the e-learning programme.