By Vincent K. Bwalya, Training Manager – Camara Zambia
The battle between Microsoft Windows and the Ubuntu operating system in Zambia’s new curriculum has been an oppressing debate for some time, until the introduction of Camara’s Grades 8 and 9 Computer Studies specific training, especially after the new curriculum was made compulsory.
The training focuses on the specific content of the outcomes from the computer studies syllabus, and teachers have showed a great interest on being oriented not just in the specific content but also on how to engage some critical thinking aspects in the delivery of the subject.
The Computer studies course, which was the first course Camara Zambia ever held, resulted in an incredible turn out. The sessions were categorised into three segments, in which we had two from Southern Province and one in Copperbelt Province.
The teachers have responded positively to the course, because not all teachers have undergone formal ICT training and yet they are expected to deliver the subject. Hence this course has been really an effective Continuous Professional development for teachers at different competitive levels.