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
Having realized the day to day challenges of computer lab
assistants and or ICT teachers in schools and Teacher training colleges,
RIC-NET in partnership with CFSU organized a repair and maintenance training
for the teachers and lab assistants.
The two days training that attracted ICT teachers/tutors and
lab assistants from St.Charles voc s.s, St. Thereza girls-Nsenyi, kilembe s.s
and Bwera teachers college was held in Fort Portal, RIC-NET head office.
RICNET ED stressing a point
A number of ideas as well as practical (hands on) assignments
In his opening remarks the Director RIC-NET welcomed the
participants and thanked their institutions’ management for having implemented a
resolution that was passed of training them (participants) during a head
teachers and Principals meeting that was held late last term. He went ahead in
delivering one of the two days sessions content about security with computers and internet.
He wished them an inspiring and good two days training and
asked them to ask and understand better.
Opening up his session on repair and maintenance, the
RIC-NET ICT officer asked the participants to be more attentive, interactive
and ask whatever question they would love to about the topic since he had
enough expertise in that field.
The training was divided into three sessions; hard ware & security and software
on day one and two respectively.
ICT Officer during the training emphasising technical issues
Several issues were discussed and performed during the two
days session from 12th-13th sept.2014 including comp.
blowing, installations of several software like g operating systems, hard ware
troubleshooting among others.
At the end of the 2 days session the participants realized that
they are actually the small things that they neglect with their computers that at
the end of the day will result into serious computer problems, and thus if safe
maintenance measures are practiced, there would be no serious computer break
The participants promised to practice and put the skills acquired
to use in their respective institutions and that there would be a field
monitoring activity by the RIC-NET ICT officer to find out if there has been
any change in their way of handling computers and if such common problems had
The ICT officer RIC-NET further related the computer
maintenance to human health, “just like we handle our health if you took boiled
water and slept under a mosquito net you may not contract those malaria and
typhoid complications, and so is the same story with computers. If well
maintained, scanned they may not reach a step of going down completely” he said
In his closing remarks, the Director RIC-NET asked the
participants to cause a change in as far as ICT usage in their institutions is
concerned. He told them to be of value to their schools and effectively use the
skills attained. He further told them that Information technology is all about
the attitude, that even if u acquired the skills and never pick the interest to
practice those practical things then you may never progress.
Participants doing it themselves
The training ended later in the afternoon of the
second day and participant