Prof. Kwesiga Rallies Students to Embrace ICT for Success
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- October 14, 2022
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By Nathan Bahangwa
Kabale – The Vice Chancellor Kabale University Professor Joy Kwesiga has urged students of Kigezi High School to put more effort and learn ICT if they want to become successful in future because of the digital era.
This was said on Thursaday in her speech read by Mrs. Anne Katabaazi Bwengye, the deputy Vice Chancellor in charge of finance and administration at Kabale University while Launching an e-learning system in Kigezi High School powered by university.
Professor Kwesiga who was the guest of honour stressed that as Kabale University community, they are very happy for having been involved in the project, and promised on behalf of the University that they will always be there for the school in case need arises.
She stressed that this has been in pipeline since the first wave of Covid-19 when all schools went into total lockdown and learners missed a lot, and as the University they were affected and decided to introduce e-learning saying that they have started with Kigezi High school but they target is to provide it to all schools in Kigezi sub-region as in accordance to section 1.2 subsection 33 of Kabale University ICT policy mandate on community outreach program.
She added that the system will support continuous teaching and learning during normal school time and in holiday if well utilized through online classes, and exams and even be graded online.
She promised that they will always come and carry out career guidance and counselling to the students in case they are called upon.
The Headmaster of Kigezi High School Mr. Akampurira Abraham thanked the administrators and staff of Kabale University for the partnership and for such a great gift they have introduced to the school of e-learning, saying that it will support teaching during holiday and school time since teachers are able to teach students from their homes.
He added that this will help learners to answer questions and mark themselves using the e-learning system, saying that the system is automatic.
He stressed that as management they can’t allow students to bring phones in school without the permission from the ministry of education and sports, but instead the parents should buy laptops for their children to allow them easily excess the system saying that the school will be keeping them for the children, and given them when they are going to study online and make research.
Mr. Akampurira promised to coordinate with IT technicians of the school, board, and all teachers at large to ensure that the system benefits the students and will encourage teachers to start using the system to teach the students.
Canon Turyagenda Henry, the chairman board of governors Kigezi High school thanked Kabale University for helping them and introduce e-learning in the school saying that teachers will be teaching full time, and students will be able to ask the questions concerning academics to their teachers any time saying that e-learning will improve on the standards of learning for students at the school.
He called upon teachers to use this chance of e-learning and apply for further studies saying that they can study while teaching since they will be studying online.