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Over 100 schools benefit from ICT education project

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    A Total of 150 primary and secondary schools in the country have benefited from education training through the use of modern technology provided by IYF, a civil organisation that offers community support. IYF has been running this programme since four years ago.
    Speaking to this paper at the closing of a capacity building seminar on how to utilise the modern technology organised for educational officers from Tanga and Kilimanjaro regions, Education and Technology chief training officer Zamarad Said explained that a total of 150 schools had benefited from the programme in the country.
    Zamarad said 17 districts in seven regions had benefited from the programme rhat involved 34 primary school inspectors, 26 trainers and 60 pupils.
    She noted that the programme was being run by IYF in collaboration with the Ministry of Education and Vocational Training under the sponsorship of United States Agency for International Development (Usaid) and that, among other things, the training programme aimed at capacity building to manage the training programme once donors withdraw at the end of the year.
    “This is new technology and we want participants to learn how to manage it. They have already learned about participatory methodologies of teaching using modern technology in schools. We have distributed TV sets and mobile phones in all 150 schools,” said Zamarad.
    However, she said the programme had also involved other stakeholders in its implementation. She particularly, thanked Vodacom, Nokia and Pearson Foundation for collaboration to ensure the programme succeeded.
    Participants included Tanga and Kilimanjaro regional education officers, district education officers and primary school inspectors.