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Eastern Cape school better equipped to teach

Written by Silusapho Nyanda

The state-of-the-art-computers donated to a small school in Mama Albertina Sisulu’s home village will open up a world of opportunity for the learnersComputers donated by the Eastern Cape Department of Education and the Industrial Development Corporation to the Albertina Sisulu Primary School in Tsomo in the Eastern Cape.

Pupils of a rural school in the Eastern Cape rejoiced when their school was given a facelift and received computers.

The 213 pupils of Albertina Sisulu Senior Primary School in Xolobe village in Tsomo, will benefit from the donation of 30 computers, refurbishments and safer classes, thanks to the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) and the Eastern Cape Department of Education.

“The pupils had to share the old computers we had but now they will be able to work on their own and easily become computer literate,” said the school’s principal, Nomfuneko Somlotha.

She said the pupils will be better able to access information for their school work and for research, whereas before they relied only on textbooks. “Visual learning is important because it is easier to remember something that you have seen,” Somlotha told Vuk’uzenzele.

She said the equipment would also help speed up teaching because pupils could be referred to websites as another mode of learning. The school was also given added security and furniture upgrades.

Somlotha said the school will use the donated equipment to develop pupils’ knowledge beyond the classroom and to open their eyes to the many careerpaths available to them.