New Computer Lab Opens for Shri AD Patel Memorial Primary
More than 600 students of Shri AD Patel Memorial Primary School in Nadi can now enjoy learning about computer skills in their new computer lab.
Minister for Education, Heritage and Arts Mahendra Reddy opened the fully equipped lab in Malolo, Nadi yesterday.
The funding of the computer lab, a classroom, administration office and storage room came from an education grant of $25,000.
The Rama Krishna Mission donated 20 sets of computer worth $12,000 and Radisson Blu Fiji Resort donated 15 sets of computer worth $10,000.
The opening of a modern computer lab has also made it possible for Shri AD Patel Memorial Primary School to align itself to the Ministry of Education’s theme of the year – ‘Quality Education towards preparing a 21st century child.’
Head teacher Waisake Eceece said: “This will give equal opportunities for all students to develop their basic knowledge of computers at young age and to empower them for their future education.
“For without the MOE financial contributions, the school would not have produced a fully equipped computer lab that would provide excellent learning environment for the students and staff.”
He said all their students would be scheduled a one-hour period for computer lessons.
Mr Eceece said the initiative also made it possible for the ministry to fulfill its vision of quality Education for Peace, Change and Progress.
Mr Reddy said: “The school has achieved another milestone by establishing an IT Lab, so that no graduate can come out of the school system without having basic IT skills.”
He also acknowledged the management of the schools for having the vision of establishing the computer lab and looking forward to students learning more about computers.
Edited by Jonathan Bryce