By WALLACE KIALA
THE Central province is determined to make information technology accessible for students in all its high schools as a tool to prepare them for the next higher level of learning (either tertiary or technical).
And yesterday, the Governor Alphonse Moroi and the Vicar-General of the Catholic diocese of Bereina Fr Ben Fleming exchanged commendations to mark the presentation of a K150,000 cheque for Mainohana High School, which is in the diocese, as funding support for a computer laboratory.
Mr Moroi said the funding was made available from the province’s K500,000 provincial support grants (PSG) for governors in the 2009 allocation.
Meanwhile, the first high school to benefit from the province’s computer rollout exercise which began in 2008 was Tapini High School in Goilala.
“The provincial government is extending the availability of information technology to other schools, and we will give priority to church agency high schools,” Mr Moroi said
In accepting the cheque, Fr Ben said the church-state partnership in education was a way forward to impart knowledge and skills to children.
Witnessing the cheque presentation were the provincial education chairman Fr Brian Cahill and provincial finance chairman Rev Waru Lofa Loia.