The ratio of pupils to computers has dramatically decreased from twenty pupils to one computer to two pupils to one computer, allowing double the time each pupil spends receiving ICT education. The amount of time students spend per week on computers has doubled; each student now has access to ICT for three sessions per week.
Before the e-learning centre was set up, the school couldn’t provide the national ICT exam for secondary students, however, after ITSA’s donation, 14 students have sat their exams, with 13 of them passing. This excellent pass rate is as result of the practical classes, allowing students and teachers to be more confident in the application of what they have learnt. The school were also able to let other local schools use the centre for exams, including a secondary school, which brought 14 students to write their mock exams and eight primary school pupils.
The school has made effective use of the centre; as an internet café which has attracted local business people from small to medium enterprises, enabling them to submit their tax returns online, as well as provide the school with additional income. The community has high rates of teenage pregnancy, HIV and AIDS but the local government is promoting the school as a beacon of hope and success as the computer lab gives the community with prestige and improvements in the area.
You can help us make more of these e-Learning centres a reality by donating equipment or money to our Computer lab appeal.