KAWA Uganda in collaborations with UCC, has embarked on countrywide series of sensitization workshops on the value of ICT Clubs in secondary schools.
The exercise, so far has been held at Reliance Hotel in Mbale and Civil Service Centre in Jinja on 14th an 15th August 2019.
About one hundred ICT teachers in each of the two occasions. The KAWA team in collaboration with UCC impressed upon the participants the need to establish ICT Clubs and engage learners to be involved in computer maintenance and innovative learning projects.
The presentations’ content included aims and objectives of the ICT Club program, standards or evaluation criteria for the clubs, outlining and demonstration of possible learning projects. The KAWA team further shared cases of how the clubs are beginning to thrive in their different capacities.
Strategic plans to sustain the ICT Clubs were also spelt out. These include: developing of a handbook/guide for the clubs; plan to periodically hold periodic consultative meetings with patrons and plot the way forward.
Findings of UCC show that schools were utilizing their computer labs in excess capacity and some were neglected all altogether, causing computers to break down. The idea of intervening through ICT Clubs was therefore muted.
The two workshops were attended by officials from the ministry of education, resident district commissioners, local leaders like, schools inspectors and education officers.
Other areas of attention were:
- Computer usage monitoring software training
- Computer Maintenance
- ICT clubs in schools