Former State House press aide and now Lusaka Lawyer Dickson Jere today donated twenty desktop computers to Muchinga Basic School in Matero constituency where over 300 pupils were at the verge of missing their ICT examinations due to shortage of computer.
Jere made a donation at a special handover ceremony organized by the school where teachers and pupils thanked the Lawyer for having come to the aid of the school at such a crucial moment.
Speaking at the event, Jere said the world was now going digital and as such, computers needed to be part and parcel of children in the artificial intelligence generation.
“We are going paperless and artificial intelligence is becoming a norm rather than an exception. Kids must be exposed to computers at early stages just like in private schools,” Jere said.
He also announced a special scholarship under his project “It Is Possible” and promised to pay for the best student who would be selected to University from Muchinga Basic school.
And school headmistress Sylvia Miti said the computers would go a long way in having smooth teaching of ICT and related subjects. She said even members of staff had no computers and would greatly benefit from the donation.
“We used to take kids to other schools for ICT exams. We would wait until midnight to be allowed to use the computers because even them had many pupils to administer exams,” said Miti.
The function was also attended by parents of the pupils under the PTA committee.