Mzuzu University (Mzuni) has embarked on a computer literacy campaign through provision of free information and communications technology (ICT) training to 25 secondary school teachers from the Northern Region.
Mzuni deputy vice-chancellor Dr Loveless Kaunda said the initiative is part of the university’s effort to promote use of ICT among secondary school teachers and students.
Speaking during the launch of the programme at Mzuni on Friday, Kaunda said computer skills are fundamental for everyone; hence, the need to enhance computer knowledge among secondary school teachers who would then transfer the knowledge to their students.
She said: “By promoting computational thinking to secondary school teachers, we are guaranteed that our students shall learn the actual aspects of a computer while they are young.”
In his remarks, Mzuni head of ICT department Emmanuel Ngalande thanked Google Education and Tides Foundation for sponsoring the programme.
Susan Moyo, a teacher at Zolozolo Community Day Secondary School in Mzuzu, who is among the 25 to benefit from the training, said the initiative has come at a right time as the world of technology keeps changing.
“As such, we need to continuously update our computer skills in order to keep up with the changing technologies,” she said.