PRESIDENT Mugabe yesterday launched the National e-Learning Programme expected to transform the education sector through Internet learning at primary and secondary school level.
The programme, launched at Chogugudza Primary School in Goromonzi District, Mashonaland East Province, will spread to 100 more schools under the pilot project.
Also known as the Presidential e-Learning Programme, it follows the success of the Presidential Computerisation Programme, which saw President Mugabe donate at least 10 computers to each secondary school.
While the programme was perceived as a political gimmick, the computerisation programme has moved a step further through the introduction of e-learning.
The programme is part of Government’s Public Sector Reform and Modernisation which falls under the Results-based Management System.
It brings on board e-learning software solutions to complement the benefits of the Presidential Computerisation Programme.
Government has identified 100 primary and secondary schools for the projects.