Halotel provides free internet to Arumeru school

01Sep 2018
Beatrice Philemon
ARUSHA
The Guardian
Halotel provides free internet to Arumeru school

Halotel Tanzania has provided free internet connection to Mringa Secondary School students in Arumeru district in Arusha region, aimed at improving the education sector in the region.

CCM Secretary General Dr. Bashiru Ally Kakurwa addresses members of the party’s youth wing’s (UVCCM) governing council in Dodoma yesterday. PHOTO: Guardian Correspondent

 ICT infrastructure is crucial in simplifying the learning ability of students in schools while helping to enable them cope with rapid changes in science and technology.

 

The Computer Lab Administrator at the school told reporters here that the support came after a plea was sent to the firm to help them with the ICT infrastructure at the school.

 

With internet connection at the school, students are now able to do well in their studies as they can now search extra materials to make up for gaps in their academic materials, he said.

 

Expressing gratitude for the support, the lab administrator said that it has come at the right time as it will not only benefit students but teachers and the wider community as well.

 

He also asked for the government and other stakeholders to provide more computers to cater for over 1,500 students at the school who at present have    only 16 laptops, a change that will ensure the school contributes its share of computer literate secondary school leavers.

 

Meanwhile the firm has installed 10 telecoms towers with 3G capacity in Ngorongoro district to enable locals and tourists have access to communication.

 

The firm’s head of communication, Mhina Semwenda said during a tour of the district that at least villages of Enduleni., Pinyinyi, Engarasero, Sale, Loliondo, Lemuta, Malanja, Samunge, Oldiani among others will have better access to communication.

 

Halotel Tanzania is the brand name of Viettel, a Vietnamese leading communication firm operating in 10 countries across three continents.