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NGO advocates for E-learning in primary schools

A local Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), Community Action for Sustainable Development (CASDO) on Saturday urged government to introduce E- learning in public schools to complement the use of text books which are inadequate.

CASDO Program Manager Francis Chapasuka made the call at Chikonde Primary School ground during the commemoration of the day of African child which was organised by CASDO with funding from NORAD through Save the Children.

“With limited learning materials in most schools there is need for government to invest heavily in the use of the internet,” he said. 

He said with the change of time, children especially primary school learners should be accorded the chance to expose themselves to the modern world through the use of the internet.

A child carry a placard during the commemoration
A child carry a placard during the commemoration

Chapasuka therefore appealed to government to intensify Cyber security to parents and guardians to encourage proper use of the internet and protect children on the dangers of visiting harmful sites.

Neno District Council Chair, Councillor Mark Ngwangwa said there is need for intensified use of internet through ICT centres in primary school to improve education and adapt in technological world.

“Children should understand the digital world early by learning ICT from primary schools up to different education levels in order to gain vast knowledge which will lead to improved education in the country,” he said.

He added that the council will make sure that children are well guided by teachers and parents to ensure they are not exposed to harmful content.

Neno Children’s Parliament Speaker Triphonia Kaduya said access to internet enables learning which increases knowledge. 

The day was commemorated under the theme “the rights of a child in the digital environment”.

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