Ioma Combined School goes smart

The community and learners of Ioma Combined School have re-committed themselves to deliver better performance and results with eLearning being introduced at their school.

The commitment comes after the school received a smart board from the FirstRand Namibia Foundation at Ioma in the Zambezi Region last week with the aim of reimagining teaching and learning to better serve the needs of learners.

A smart board makes it easier for teachers to include remote students through video conference technology. There is no need to set up any special cameras, learners at home can see everything the teacher is doing and interact with their peers too.

Deputy Director Norah Maemeko-Munembo of the Ministry of Education called on both the learners and teachers to take good care of the smart board, adding that it will not just benefit the learners, but teachers as well.

First National Bank Namibia Katima Mulilo Branch Manager Simson Shipanga recognised that as a partner, the FirstRand Foundation aims to provide an opportunity to teachers to transform their practices by providing them with improved education content and more effective teaching and learning methods.

Officially handing over the smart board to the regional education directorate, Ioma Combined School patron and University of Namibia Vice Chancellor, Professor Kenneth Matengu urged the learners to embrace the new technology and better themselves in their education and become future learned leaders.

Matengu reminded the learners that they all have purposes that they need to fulfil, hence they were born.

Source: The Namibian Press Agency