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Launch of African Digital Schools Initiative (ADSI) Programme in the United Republic of Tanzania

Dar es Salaam, 10th October 2017: The Ministry of Education,Science and Technology (MoEST), The President’s Office, Regional Administration and Local Government (PORALG)  and The Global E- Schools and Communities Initiative (GESCI) launched the African Digital Schools Initiative (ADSI) Programme in Tanzania.The project, which will run for 3 years aims at transforming secondary schools into Digital Schools if Distinction (DSD) .

Present were ; representatives Ministry of Education Science and Technology.Teachers and students from the Morogoro nad Pwani regions in Tanzania.

The programme will be rolled in 40 secondary schools in two regions reaching more that 10,000 and 1200 teachers of STEM and other subjects.

Dr. Leornard Akwilapo,Permanent Secretary Ministry of Education Science and Technology said that the project is timely and Tanzanian schools will benefit a lot.He went ahead to commend GESCI for implementing such a model which does not only take care of the teacher and the student,but also the whole administration.

Having made his remarks,in partnership with the The President’s Office, Regional Administration and Local Government ,PORALG,Dr. Akwilapo declared the African Digital Schools Initiative (ADSI) Programme in Tanzania officially Launched.

Also present was the Regional Education Officer,Pwani Region Ms. Germana Mung’aho who stressed on the issue of ensuring women and girls take part in such projects.

GESCI CEO Jerome Morrissey,while addressing GESCI’s focus areas said it is important to ensure students come up with innovative projects and use ICTs while at it.

The launch in Tanzania is part of a wide implementation course covering Kenya and Cotè d’Ivoire as well.This initiative is funded by the Mastercard Foundation

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