Mbarara Junior School is one of the good performing day and boarding primary schools in Mbarara district with a population of about 1,412 pupils.
Five years ago, the school’s academic standards had declined so badly and a lot of effort was needed to revive the glory of the school. This saw a new head teacher in place Mr. Mugume Nathan.
Above;the computer lab at Mbarara Junior school
One of the issues he focused on and urged his management and B.O.G to focus on was the use of ICT among other issues considered. At the time, the school had no computers but had a typewriter affecting the efficiency at the school.
On getting in touch with the Computers for Schools Uganda, the school through support from parents, 10 refurbished computers which were housed in the library with support from CFSU and the parents grew to 30 computers which looked not fit in the library.
The parents supported the school to construct a computer lab where the diocese of Ankole/Bishop also contributed 15 computers. Today, the school has over 65 computers with a full time teacher to teach basic skills for classes primary three to primary seven.
Teachers also used the computers for gathering educational materials from the internet and use it for other administrative work. The community has also been benefiting from the facility through internet access.
Above;The Manager CFSU Mr. Kamba Joel handing over the Projector to the H/M of Mbarara Junior Mr. Mugume Nathan.
CFSU has also seen the trend of ICT in development at the school and as a result donated a projector to encourage the use of ICT for teaching and learning. CFSU intends to empower the teachers in the use of ICT for education and management so that other primary schools in the region can learn from them.
Joel Kamba (Manager)