FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
ATTENTION: ALL EDITORS / REPORTERS
MEDIA STATEMENT 21 JULY 2020 – TUESDAY
HIGH PERFORMING SCHOOLS ACROSS UMZIMVUBU BENEFIT FROM THE ANNUAL ICT SCHOOLS DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME
As the global pandemic continues to soar through the vulnerable areas in the district, Umzimvubu Mayor, Cllr Sobane Mnukwa rewarded high performing schools across Umzimvubu Local Municipality with ICT equipment on the 21st July 2020.
The Municipal ICT Schools Development Programme is conducted annually to reward schools that performed exceptionally well during the Grade 12 final examination period. Umzimvubu together with the Department of Education have since identified 4 schools across the area including their elementary schools and rewarded them with 20 Laptops, 20 security chains, 20 modems and 4 printers. The identified beneficiaries are as follows:
• Makaula Senior Secondary School – KwaBhaca • Mbonda Junior Secondary School – KwaBhaca • Senyukele Senior Secondary School – EmaXesibeni • Lower Brooksneck Junior Secondary School – EmaXesibeni
“The advancement of modern technology is a growing phenomenon across the world. Covid-19 has also presented new normal virtual opportunities such as eLearning. The geographical location of these schools should not be a determining factor for limited technological advancements but it should be a motivation for businesses to contribute towards a digital environment in our schools” said Cllr Mnukwa.
“It is thus your responsibility as students to protect and take care of this equipment, to stand up against anyone who abuses this privilege, and to say no to the vandalism of such vital assets” concluded the Mayor.
As the country continues to observe the lockdown regulations under level 3, community residents are encouraged to exercise precautionary measures and stay safe. Your health is in your hands.
For any additional enquiries or more information kindly contact: Mrs Nokhanyo Zembe HOD: Communications and SPU Umzimvubu Local Municipality Zembe.Nokhanyo@umzimvubu.gov.za 039 255 8508 / 072 091 3952