Nanogang Junior Secondary School’s hope of becoming a school of excellence through academic performance in the region has this week been given a bost when Fair Price Building Material & Hardware and Electric Junction donated six sets of computers to the school. For many years the school management have been working hard to establish this but a peculiar shortage of resource especially computers have been hindering these efforts.
Speaking at handing over ceremony Nanogang school Head Mosa Kebobonye said in the era of technological advancement the machinery will go a long way in helping the students. Kebobonye revealed that the school has been struggling with a serious shortage of computers. Kebobonye said Nanogang computer lab has been operating with only three machines used by more than 700 students. As a result students have only been able to learn the theoretical part of computer studies.
The donation came after area MP Kagiso Molatlhegi visited the school and found out about the shortage of resources. When handing over the computers Fair Price and Electric Junction Managing Director Mazhar Amin pledged his continued support for the school to help build a bright future for the students.“I believe that information technology is therefore the best form of empowerment for students especially in this era of technological advancement. Through the use of computers it becomes easier for students to research on any topic taught at school,” he said, hinting at the prospect of adopting the school’s computer department under the Adopt a School Initiative to provide all the necessary resources for the computer lab.
For the past 10 years Nanogang Junior School has always been in the top 10 schools that did well in their results. Kebobonye revealed that last year the school attained position 3 regionally with the pass rate of 71% while nationally it fell to position 4. The School Head believe that with proper resources and support from all stakeholders the school will improve results in future. The same was also promised by the Student Representative president Thuto Obuseng who was grateful of the donated computers. Obuseng said with the gift they have been given they promise the parents and school management that they will use them wisely to help them become the school of excellence.