Bocra Vows to Transform Struizendam Primary

| May 4, 2015

Botswana Communications Regulation Authority (BOCRA) has plans to make Struizendam Primary School in the Kgalagadi District a hub of ICT excellence.

BORCA chief executive officer, Mr Thari Pheko said this on Thursday (April 30) in an event where they formally adopted the school.

Mr Pheko said they wanted to make it the best in the world despite its locality and remoteness, adding that they adopted it knowing well that due to its remoteness, they were likely to be faced with lack of manpower, teaching material and ICT equipment.

The CEO said they would engage the school to make sure that their promise becomes real. BOCRA donated a multipurpose photo copying machine, toners and thirty boxes of printing paper all worth more than P70 000

He said once the classrooms are electrified they intend to donate more equipment. For his part, the area MP who is also the Assistant Minister of Local Government and Rural Development, Mr Frans Van der Westhuizen said BOCRA’s efforts were highly appreciated adding that the gesture would go a long way in improving the quality of education in the area.

The area MP said the area have serious poverty challenges though government had tried many ways of alleviating it but due to poor networking and isolation from the rest of the country, it has not improved much.

Mr Van der Westhuizen urged parents to come on board and guide children in the right direction and encourage them to venture into manufacturing and IT sectors.

He pointed out that the fiber optic cable that would pass by their area would add more value to IT in the region.

Furthermore, he thanked the school head, staff and Parents Teachers Association committee for their efforts to have been able to attract BOCRA to adopt them and for the good results they got in 2014.

He urged Kgalagadi district council authorities to electrify the school because the project could have long been done.

Source : BOPA

Source : Botswana Daily News

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