When St Francis College pupils return from the December holidays in 2015, they will use the state of the art Computer Lab which was recently officially opened by the Minister of Communication and Postal Services Dr Siyabonga Cwele. This is one of our attempts to ensure that our school continues to produce quality academic results. he event was graced by the presence of the Bishop of Mariannhill Diocese, Pius Dlunguani.
Addressing the school assembly on the occasion, Dr Cwele emphasised that information technology is crucial for our lives today. “If we don’t transform our schools, it can be detrimental to ourselves more than the apartheid system was to us”, said Dr Cwele. He also said that teachers must be further trained in order to embrace technology in school environments.
For the effective usage of the computer Lab State Information Technology Agency (SITA) members committed themselves to ensuring that adequate training for both teachers and learners is offered, in order to improve learning and teaching methods.
According to the CEO of SITA, the school was chosen on merit based on its outstanding academic achievement over the years.
The official launch of the computer Lab was preceded by the planting of a tree in front of the school’s library.