The International Labour Organisation defines the requirements for education and training in the new global economy as “Basic Education for All”, “Core Skills for All”, and “Lifelong learning for all”. Information and Communication Technology (ICT) on the other hand is a proven mechanism to achieve more effective communication and is also a marker for developed society. For a greater impact the mainstreaming of ICTs into education from the basic levels will enhance development in all facets of society. Hence teachers are at the forefront of such of innovation.
Objectives of the One PC per Teacher Initiative
· To increase the ICT skills of teachers
· To increase the affordability of expert learning equipment for teachers
· To encourage IT fashioned delivery of class lectures
· To encourage personal research and capacity building among school teachers
The One PC per Teacher initiative is the arm of the School Connectivity program (SCP) that focuses on the needs of teachers. The project aims at providing secondary schools teachers in Cameroon with refurbished PIV Computers.
The management of ADCOME from her study has discovered that many teachers lack to the capacity to empower their world due to inadequate access to Information and Communication technologies (ICTs) in the educational set up. As a result the pace of development is slowed down further crippling the today’s Cameroonian society.
The project will Bring IT and its Education related applications nearer to the teachers with the aim of introducing IT fashioned delivery of class room lectures and its related advantages to research and studies by a participative approach.
Each teacher will be given the opportunity to buy a personal Computer at a subsidised price payable in two instalments. Each computer will be equipped with an operating soft ware package and have a six weeks guarantee. Teachers who show interest will also receive free classes from the ADCOME IT instructor present in every school under ADCOME’s School Connectivity Program (SCP).