By DANIEL SICHINGA
AFRICAN Mechanical and Superlift Limited (AMSL) has donated brand new computers to Kasala Primary school in Chingola aimed at enhancing information technology in Government schools.
Speaking during the commissioning of the computer laboratory at Kasala Primary, AMSL Vice President Richard Almeida said his company is aware that enhanced ICT schools will equally enhance technological thinking among pupils.
He said that countries that have enhanced ICT have equally developed from fast as compared to those that under using ICT.
And Chingola acting District Commissioner Phillip Kalima Msaid hos Government in its bid to improve education standards in 2013 revised the curriculum and included vocational subjects among them was ICT.
Mr Kalima said that Computer Science was in the past a subject that was affordable to a few at tertiary level of education but now had trickled down to lower levels of education.
He said that the goals and objective of wanting to produce students that were part of the global community through information computer technologies was in line with that of the Patriotic Front government through the Ministry of Education.
Mr Kalima highlighted the challenges being face among them inadequate facilities to conduct practical work in vocational subjects such as ICT hence he thanked AMSL for their timely gesture.
“There are limited resources to acquire a computer that in turn affects the teaching of ICT as a subject. The district is heavily indebted to AMSL for the gesture for your timely gesture” He said.
Mr Kalima urged AMSL to continue with their good work and that they should also extend the same helping hand not only to Kasala Primary School but also other companies in need of computers.
He called on pupils the pupils and teachers to utilize the facilities to the fullest so that they could become computer literate as they advance in their academic paths.
Meanwhile, Chingola District Education Board Secretary, Misozi Mwenya said the lab was equipped at a better time.
Ms Mwenya urged students in examination classes to utilize the computers that have come at the right time before exams.
She encouraged the school management to come up with an effective program that will see children in lower primary grades reconcile learning ICT in local languages and English.
And Kasala Primary School Head Teacher Agness Mulonga thanked AMSL for donating the computers to the school.
AMSL is active in Mechanical maintenance in Nchanga New smelter, Concentrator, Refinery and Tail leaching plants as well as structural, piping Fabrication and erection jobs in various sectors in mining.
The company which currently which has created over 1,000 jobs operates in Chingola, Kitwe, Mufulira and Solwezi and other mining towns.
With skilled manpower in mechanical equipment erection (including tall & heavy equipment in single piece) fabrication/erection of plant and utility piping structural and high capacity storage tanks, the company has demonstrated of being one of the best in the world.
AMSL has executed more than seven successive projects in Zambia and has the privilege of working in Smelter, Refinery and Tail leaching plants and carrying out annual maintenance contract of concentrator.
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