New ICT lab for Koot Niemann

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At the opening of the ICT Lab at Koot Niemann, were Motheo District Director December Moloi; Managing Director of Rectron, Spenser Chen; and Grade 2 learner, Musa Nibe.

Koot Niemann School in Bloemfontein has started the year by ticking off a massive dream off their bucket list; this after they opened their ICT Lab for learners.

Rectron, an ICT company, decided to empower learners and educators in the city through technology and donated ICT equipment such as laptops, projectors and printers to the School. The company understands that education is an important stepping stone towards solving some of the complex social issues faced by the country.

According to the principal, Theuns Hanekom, being part of this project is a huge privilege for them and he would like to extend his gratitude to all stakeholders. “Start by doing what is necessary, then what is possible and soon you will find out that you are doing the impossible; that is the motto we live by at our school.”

Forty learners can be accommodated in the new lab, which will benefit teachers and learners. The lab will also be the first step in introducing STEM (Science, technology, engineering and mathematics) to learners who might be interested in these fields.

Kutlwano Rawana, Chief of People at Rectron, explained to Courant that the lab contains equipment worth some R200 000. This includes everything that is required to run a TechnoLab. “The School will utilise it for maths learning, computer studies, as well as science learning. The School will also be reviving its computer club for those learners not interested in extramural activities.”

Sazly Hartzenberg

sazly@mahareng.co.za