A well-wisher Jones Chadza has donated 40 desktop computers worth K9.6 million to Chankhandwe and Chiunjiza community day secondary schools (CDSSs) in Lilongwe Msinja South Constituency to promote information and communications technology (ICT) skills among students.
In an interview, he said he wanted students from rural areas to get ICT skills to adjust to the digital era.
Chadza said he noted that the CDSSs did not have computers, making it harder for students to acquire ICT skills.
He said: “The computers will enable learners to be computer literate while in secondary school.
“We are living in a technological world. Again, we are facing a Covid-19 pandemic that has affected education and students are forced to learn remotely on phones and computers.”
On his part, Chankhandwe CDSS head teacher Alfred Chidiwa, whose school received 20 computers, said the computers will enable them to research academic materials online.
He said: “There is shortage of textbooks and students will use the computers to source information.
“The computers will help cut expenses on typing end of term examinations and school memos.”
Chidiwa appealed to other well-wishers to emulate the example set by Chadza.
Speaking on behalf of her fellow students at Chankhandwe CDSS, Joyce Kaira, commended Chadza for the donation, saying she will learn computer skills.
“Secondary school students need computer skills to learn online and type assignments when they go to college,” she said.