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3 200 Rural Schools To Get Free Internet - Govt

3 200 Rural Schools To Get Free Internet - Govt

The Government says it has plans to provide free Internet connection to more than 3 000 rural schools.

The Universal Service Fund (USF) will finance the provision of internet connection to at least 400 schools in each of the eight rural provinces.

The USF is a pool of funds contributed by mobile network operators, internet access providers and fixed-line operators licensed by the Postal and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe (POTRAZ).

Information Communication Technology (ICT), Postal and Courier Services Permanent Secretary Beaullah Chirume said:

For the provision of internet connectivity, qualifying schools were selected on the basis of the availability of some form of source of power – primarily commercial power or solar power.

This criterion was communicated to the Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education (MoPSE), who in turn communicated the same to the prospective beneficiary schools.

The final list of beneficiary schools was drawn from a list that was solicited from the MoPSE, which contained a total of 3 200 schools drawn from the country’s eight rural provinces.

Each of the eight rural provinces had 400 schools submitted by the MoPSE.

She said the government will provide solar power to some schools that are not connected to the national grid to pave way for their connection to the internet. Added Chirume:

The authority intends to continue funding the provision of internet connectivity to all schools under the e-learning programme for as long as there is still a need and the funds are available.

In fact, the target is to ensure that all schools in the country have got the last mile of internet connectivity.

However, funding of access to the internet (payment of monthly bandwidth for schools) will only continue subject to the availability of financial resources to fund the programme.

More: The Sunday Mail

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14 Comments

2000S 2 weeks ago

Asazi thina sisazi..... Sizoyincela sivuthiwe.


User. 2 weeks ago

Can the government first build a normal structure for these kids before we hear zvima free internet


Advocate Tendai Biti 2 weeks ago

Electrify those schools first before you talk about internet


🌹 2 weeks ago

Internet yani befundela ezindlini zotshani, why engayakhi izikolo lezo first?? akakhathali ngokusitshela amanga


Joe Brownn 2 weeks ago

not under Zanu-PF terrorists, they'll surely pay for internet Mnangagwa is a shrewd politician he lies blatantly.


Sekuru Dhambi 2 weeks ago

Iyazveee!!! internet yacho inoshandei, ichi shandiswa nani using what gadget muchi mukuku sechiri pa pikicha iyo?


Ndini ****to 2 weeks ago

Hindaneti yeikowo imi zanu musatinyebere kan aaaaaaa😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂


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Doug 2 weeks ago

What time frame? We are still waiting to see the fulfillment of "Housing for all by the year 2000".


shumba 2 weeks ago

ngavatange vvaka chikoro than kupa internet pasina ma structures


2 weeks ago

Internet yei tanga wavaka chikoto


ggg 2 weeks ago

No°1 Pindula.... 🤣🤣🤣🤣 prolife picture munogona.


mwana weWedza 2 weeks ago

internet yacho inoiswa paiko vana vachidzidzira panze.improve infrastructure first you ****s


**** 2 weeks ago

teacher avo vanephone here


Zuze 2 weeks ago

Kwaari kana network hakuna


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