Rwenzori Consortium for Civic Competence (RWECO)- RIC-NET an ICT and Information Network in Rwenzori region and Computers for Schools (CFSU) are implementing a Project Improving Effective Teaching/Learning of English Language through ICT enabled innovative methods. The project is implemented in 30 Primary Schools, 6 Secondary Schools and 2 Teachers Colleges in the Districts of Kasese and Kabarole in Uganda and its founded by ICCO, IICD, EDUKANS, C4C
the training of teachers and tutors of English in innovative ICT enabled methods;
Computers for Schools Uganda organized a meeting to officially hand over ICT
equipment to the institutions whose teachers/tutors had been trained. The
institutions that received computers were Canon Apolo Core PTC, Ruteete
secondary school, Kyebambe girls’ school and St. Leos College Kyegobe. CfSU
also contributed one computer for the DEO’s office for inspection purposes. The
ICT equipment that was received included;
Some of the
equipment ready for hand over to the schools
The hand over occasion took place at Kaalya courts in
Kabarole district on 24th June 2013. Heads of schools attended to
receive the equipment and the DEO as a representative from the local government
was present to hand over the equipment.
Mrs. Harriet Angwena(DEO) as she welcomed membe
The ICT officer in charge of the project Nekesa Stella
gave a brief about the project and reminded the schools heads about their
responsibilities as project stake holders. She further on noted that teachers
and learners still needed support from the school administration in order to
make the project implementation more successful. The executive director RIC-NET John Silco
made a presentation on the SMS and HUDUMA platforms and also urged
administration to take advantage of these platforms to connect with the rest of
the of the stake holders like the parents and the local government.
Mr.Otigo extending a token of thanks to CfSU
On behalf of all head teachers, Mr. Otigo Evans, the
head teacher of St. Leos College Kyegobe thanked CfSU staff for their
tremendous efforts in contributing towards the improvement of the quality of
education through ICT enabled innovative methods. He talked about the trainings, the onsite
support and the ICT equipment and he pointed out how it has added value to the
teaching and learning of English language within the different schools.
The executive director of RICNET invited the DEO to
receive the computer on behalf of the DEO’s office and then later on hand over
the rest of the equipment to the heads of schools.
The DEO representative Kabarole district handing over the
As the final activity, head teachers signed the
Memorandums of Understanding as a way to ensure that the equipment will be kept
in a safe and friendly environment. This was also done for the schools to
handle and use the equipment with care. To have a feel of ownership of
ownership of the equipment and ensure sustainability, CfSU ensured that the
school heads read and understood the terms and conditions of the M.O.U before
they discussed and signed it.