Information and Communication Technology (ICT) is essential for the sustainable development of any given country due to the great impact it has at both social and economic levels, DNMK Telecommunication Company chief executive officer Davis Ng’onga has said.
He said Government’s introduction of ICT and computer studies in the school curriculum was a step in the right direction to achieving social and economic development of the country.
Mr Ng’onga said if prioritized, the ICT sector has the potential to change people’s lives.
He was speaking in Mwinilunga during the official opening of a computer laboratory at Lunga Day Secondary School.
Mr Ng’onga said his company had recognized the challenges schools faced in procuring ICT equipment to effectively implement computer studies in the revised curriculum and had come on board to sell computers to schools at an affordable price.
“Look at what happened last year and the experience during ICT examinations country wide where schools had a tough time to conduct examinations for their pupils,” he said.
And officiating at the function acting North-Western Province Education Officer Brainely Malambo said DNMK Telecommunication Company could not have come at a better time than now when the revised school curriculum had placed great value and importance on ICT and computer studies.
Mr Malambo encouraged primary and secondary schools in the province to take advantage of this opportunity and procure computers at an affordable rate so as to fight illiteracy and poor performance. Lunga Day Secondary School has procured 20 desktop computers from DNMK Telecommunications Limited at a cost of K25, 000.