Parkop donates encyclopedias to schools

National, Normal

NATIONAL Capital District Governor Powes Parkop said internet access would be available to all schools in NCD.
Mr Parkop announced this while presenting Britannica Encyclopedias, worth K450,000, to primary schools in the city yesterday.
“It may take longer than expected because there is a lock of IT facility in schools and also the issue of internet gateway supplies.
 “The donation of books to schools is only a measure to help libraries while the long-term objective is internet access,” he said.
The encyclopedias were bought by the Governor’s office through the NCDC Education Services and come in two batches of 129 sets of My First Britannica for the lower primary and 129 sets of Britannica Student Encyclopedia for upper primary.
Mr Parkop said the donation would contribute significantly towards the children’s learning.
“Despite the internet setback at schools, some companies are ready and willing to donate computers,” he told head teachers in NCD and Education Department officers present at the presentation.
“We should now actually be focusing on IT, science laboratories and the provision of universal and quality education,” Mr Parkop said.
Superintendent of operations with the Department of Education NCD Division Stephen Lapan, when thanking the Governor for the donations, said what Mr Parkop was doing was part of an ongoing partnership between the two organisations.
NCDC education services manager Joseph Yopyyopy said each school would receive three sets of the 16-volume encyclopedias.