By George Busiinge
Tullow Oil Uganda, an oil company operating in Buliisa and Hoima districts, has donated 60 computers to four primary schools in the Albertine Graben region - each receiving 15 computers connected to solar.
The schools that benefited are Ndadamire Primary School and Buliisa Primary School in Buliisa district, Kyehoro Primary School in Kikuube district and Kaiso Primary School in Hoima district.
Tullow Oil Uganda managing director Jimmy D. Mugerwa said that the initiative is aimed at promoting ICT skills development among learners and teachers in government-aided schools.
Mugerwa says the donation is part of their corporate social responsibility. He revealed that $5m have so far been invested in CSR activities since they started operating in the region.
The Hoima district chairman, Kadiri Kirungi, while receiving the computers at Kaiso Primary School in Mbengu parish, in Kabaale sub-county, Hoima district, commended Tullow Oil Uganda for the donation.
He challenged parents to encourage their children to embrace sciences and ICT skills development for a better future.
Godfrey Sserwajja, a Hoima district education department official, said that the machines will improve education standards in government-aided school.