All-girls school, Notre Dame Secondary in Western Highlands Province was privileged to receive thirty computers today from the Provincial Education Division.
This is the first school to be delivered with computers after the swearing in ceremony of the Provincial Assembly last Friday.
The computers are the result of the Wingti Government’s investment in Education.
For the first time, female students of the Notre Dame Secondary School will have hands-on computer training coinciding with what they have been learning in class in theory form.
Western Highlands Provincial Education Board Chairman, Lawrence Pena and the newly appointed Deputy Governor, Michael Mai, officially handed over the computers and the monitors to the school today.
Pena told the 700 plus students that computer is a learning tool for education in this age.
Student President, Catherine Korowa appreciated the gesture and said she will be using the computers for the first time to do her school work.
Notre Dame School is a Catholic-run school and is less than 20 minutes’ drive out of Mt Hagen City.
They are competing with other schools in the country, but like many schools in the rural parts of PNG,technology is lacking.
Today, their empty computer lab will be filled with these computers. The school will receive another 30 at a later date.
The newly appointed Deputy Governor, Michael Mai encouraged the students to engage in serious learning and be competitive.
Mai said computers are a modern learning tool and schools in PNG have no excuse not to be using it for learning.
Notre Dame will now take up IT lessons and sit for the exams like other schools in the country.