RUKIGA-A sum of 170 million shillings has been raised for the procurement of computer equipment at Kihanga Secondary School in Rukiga District the function held in the school premises. Secondary School, a renowned institution with a 56-year legacy, has been grappling with a severe shortage of computers and essential technological equipment that has significantly impacted the educational experience of its 960 students. The situation was urgent because approximately 80 students are preparing for their S.4 and S.6 ICT examinations under the Uganda National Examination Board.
Founded with a noble mission to provide quality education, Kihanga Secondary School has long been a cornerstone of learning in Rukiga District. However, in recent years, the absence of computers and modern technology has hindered the school’s ability to deliver a comprehensive curriculum. The lack of computers not only affects ICT exam preparation but also hampers students’ ability to acquire essential digital literacy skills, which are increasingly important in today’s world.
Recognizing this critical need, the International Community of Banyakigezi, a collective of Banyakigezi diaspora members committed to community development, sprang into action and rallied for resources and support to address the technological deficit affecting the school’s 960 students, including 80 candidates preparing for ICT examinations. The International Community of Banyakigezi has contributed 75% of the total funds needed for the procurement of computer equipment.
During a special event, the Bishop of the Diocese of Kigezi, Rt. Rev. Gaddie Akanjuna, who was the main celebrant, expressed his gratitude and appreciation for the Banyakigezi diaspora’s support in raising funds for the procurement of computer equipment.
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The bishop emphasized that computer literacy will benefit not only the students of Kihanga but also the broader community. He noted that IT technology will help the school take a significant step towards success, as computers will ease the work of teachers by allowing them to access notes online. Bishop Akanjuna urged students to use the computer laboratory to transform their lives and contribute to the interconnected world, highlighting the transformative power of digital technology.
The headteacher of Kihanga Secondary School, Rukundo Onesimus, expressed his deep gratitude and appreciation for the International Community of Banyakigezi’s unwavering support. He highlighted their efforts in organizing the event that generated substantial funds for the computer laboratory equipment. He also spoke about how their support had assisted the school administration in procuring the necessary equipment.