Secondary school students in Kigamboni to use tablets during corona

08Apr 2020
The Guardian Reporter
Dar es Salaam
The Guardian
Secondary school students in Kigamboni to use tablets during corona

ALL Form One and Two students of the Ihsan secondary School in Kigamboni district, Dar es Salaam were yesterday given tablets to help them continue with studies during the current unscheduled one-month leave as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The headmaster of the school, Hashim Saiboko said the advanced cell phones were offered by the Moshi-based Opportunity Education Foundation to help the students in distant learning.

“Tablets will enhance communication between students and teachers while children are at home,” Saiboko said, adding that students would also use the gadgets to do exercises and consult teachers on any problem.

He said the technology installed in the tablets would not allow users to use the gadgets for purposes other than studies.

He said by using the tablets the students would also enhance their knowledge in the information and communication technology.

Second master Hashim Msuya, thanked the foundation for the offer, saying the school would use the opportunity to teach students on-line. 

“We plan to use this opportunity to get experience in teaching on-line and students must use this opportunity to get experience in learning on-line,” he said.

Sabrina Mboya, a parent who received the tablet on behalf of her child praised the school for the initiative. “It is quite exciting to see the child learning without being in a classroom,” she said.

Form two student Adam Athuman Saidi was equally excited when he received the gadget, saying he would put it to gainful use.