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Katabi Town Council Gets Internet Hub to Facilitate Online Learning

Daniel Kabanda, the Chairperson Headteachers and Teachers Association in Katabi Town Council says the hub is timely for both learners and teachers. Nabawanuka is urging the town council authorities and teachers to safeguard the hub and ensure all teachers and pupils benefit from using it.
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An internet hub has opened to facilitate online studies in 14 public Primary Schools of Katabi Town Council.  The hub is housed in Nkumba Primary School.

The hub is equipped with 14 computers among others was set up at a cost of 40 Million Shillings with support from Huys Link Community Initiative-Huys Linci. 

Daniel Kabanda, the Chairperson Headteachers and Teachers Association in Katabi Town Council says the hub is timely for both learners and teachers. 

Kabanda adds that the teachers’ association and town council will provide funds for the maintenance and operations of the hub.

Sister Regina Nabawanuka, who is also the Headteacher of Mt. Saint Mary's College, Namagunga, says the hub will render free internet and training for both teachers and learners.  

 Nabawanuka asked the town council authorities and teachers to maintain the hub and ensure all teachers and pupils benefit from the facility.

According to Nabawanuka,  the hub is an opportunity for learners who have missed online studies that some schools have been conducting during the lockdown.

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Marjorie Kalemera Mubeezi, the headteacher of Nkumba Primary School says only six of the school's 25 teachers are computer literate. As a result, she says the school welcomed the idea of hosting the hub.

Frederick Samuel Kisekka, a  teacher at Nkumba Primary School is happy that pupils and other teachers will use the hub at no cost. 

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During the first lockdown, schools mostly in urban areas switched from the four-walled classrooms and adopted remote collaboration tools to facilitate learning.   Schools scheduled classes on zoom and Google classes among other applications.

  Most of these appeared to be compulsory and parents had to part with tuition fees for their children to attend the lessons. Some schools used these classes to assess the performance of learners and issued reports to their parents.