BY ZALIMON BASIGHALHA (GOOD LUCK)
The State Minister of ICT and National Guidance, Godfrey Baluku Kabbyanga has observed need for the Ministry of Education and Sports to be allowing learners move with their Smartphones at their respective schools for research related purposes.
Hon. Kabbyangaargues that because government has prioritized Science and Technology among the learners at all levels, ICT materials including Smart phones, computers and other gadgets should not be restricted in schools because they help the learners to make research and supplement the notes given to them by the teachers.
He made the observation yesterday while delivering his keynote address on enhancing Science and Technology to solve community challenges during the Paddy Kabagambe Memorial Lecture Day.
The Day was organized by Paddy Kabagambe Foundation at Karambi Secondary School under the theme, “Making informed Career choices.”
In his keynote address, Kabbyanga indicated that since ICT has been made compulsory in schools, the Ministry needs to come up with a policy of allowing learners have smart phones as government devises means of supplying adequate computers to all government grant aided schools across the country.
He subsequently cautioned the Head teachers against the practice of harassing and punishing the learners with smart phones, advising that they should instead sensitize them about their proper usage.
Speaking on behalf of the family members, Dr. Rosemary Muhindo Kabagambe, a daughter to the Late Paddy Kabagambe, revealed that her late father, who was born on September 25, 1946 and died on November 07, 2020, succumbed to multiple body organ failure.
Dr. Muhindo also described her late father as someone who was an educationist, loving and caring, a reason why he started Karambi Secondary School in 1982 as a community institution of learning which was later grant-aided by government in 1983.
Commenting about the relevance of Paddy Kabagambe Memorial Lecture day, Dr. Muhindo explained that the day aims at celebrating the life and sounding legacy of their late father and building on his foundation.
Mr. Semei Baluku Tsongo, the Head teacher at Karambi Secondary School indicated in his report that the institution which has an enrolment of 798 students lacks enough computers.