ZICTA gets teens into ICT
The Zambia Information and Communications Technology Authority, ZICTA, is launching ICT clubs at high schools around the country as part of its efforts to enhance ICT skills.
ZICTA says the clubs will be aimed at encouraging electronic communication on social networks too – both for social and learning purposes.
They will also create a platform for pupils from different schools to interact and share knowledge.
The ZICTA pilot project has identified schools in Lusaka, Copperbelt and Southern Provinces to start the clubs.
Mary Queen of Peace, Munali Boys, Kabulonga Girls and David Kaunda will be the steering schools in Lusaka and Ndola Technical High school for Girls, Kansenshi, and Chifubu Secondary schools have been earmarked for pilot projects in the Copperbelt province. Hilcrest Technical High, St. Mary’s and Linda Secondary are the schools tagged to launch clubs first in Southern Province.
ZICTA Director General Margaret Chalwe-Mudenda noted that ICT developments provide children and young people with unparallel opportunities to explore new frontiers and meet people from faraway places.