The daily power cuts currently being experienced may cause pupils to flunk their exams as the time to access computers is limited.
Speaking before a parliamentary committee on Post, Telecommunications and Courier Services investigating the contribution of Post and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe (Potraz), Sakubva High 2 School headmaster Clever Chiturumana said:
Power cuts are disrupting our activities because besides having a high computer-pupil ratio for computer lessons, it’s also limiting access to those who would want to research on the Internet and if the situation persists, we will have problems with their preparedness with national examinations.
Chiturumana added that the harsh economic climate is a hindrance to educators as a significant number of children are struggling financially.
Chairperson of the Parliamentary committee, Trevor Saruwaka urged Potraz to play a role in enabling schools to have access to the internet.
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