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By Tinashe Mungazi 21 September 2018 pg SE2

Minister of Primary and Secondary Education, Paul Mavima on Wednesday commissioned a new model eco-school, the first of its kind in the country at St Mary’s Primary School in Hwange. The Catholic Church-run rural school, which benefited from an Information and Technology (ICT) programme by World Vision Canada and Learning for Humanity, became the first school in the country to pilot an eco-school at a cost of $220 000. The e-learning project will provide access to digital classrooms through provision of technological tools and connectivity accessories that will permit online access, to content focused on developing linguistic competencies, values, and skills for life-long learning. The system which caters for grade 1 to 7 allows teachers to upload their content as part of localizing lessons, while they can also be assessed by the head on the system without physically using scheme books. The system aims to improve grades and empower children in accessing recent technology.