THE Zimbabwe Teachers’ Association (Zimta) has come up with a programme to sell laptops to teachers on credit terms to empower them in information and communications technology, an official of the association has said.
REPORT BY KUPAKWASHE MAKONYE OWN CORRESPONDENT
Zimta has already entered into a deal with a laptop supplier Qrent, that will see teachers across the country getting the devices. They would pay for them over a period of one year.
The laptops are priced at $600 each and willing teachers would be expected to pay $50 monthly instalments.
Zimta Mashonaland East executive director Wilson Madoka said the project was meant to complement government efforts in upgrading standards of the education system in the age of technology.
“The President (Robert Mugabe) has been going around the country with the programme of donating computers in schools and we felt there was a gap left since teachers did not have their own computers,” said Madoka.