It was a bee hive of activity at Makerere College School on Saturday 9th July as teachers of ICT from across Uganda gathered for their first ever computer repair and networking workshop.
According to the organiser, Mr. Dumba Stephen who is also the National Coordinator of the ICT Teachers’ Association, the workshop aimed at equipping teachers with the technical skills needed to ably manage all challenges in the computer lab. The workshop was special in a way that participants were taken through all hands-on sessions in installing windows, installing programs, breaking windows passwords, protecting against viruses and setting up a local area network.
Participants of this special workshop each received the ITAU Master Flash v.2022, 4 meters of LAN cable, pieces of RJ45s and a personalised handbook with step by step guides of all the skills that were taught on that day. The book would be used by the teachers as a reference guide at their places of work.
The windows installation session that was to be handled by Dumba Stephen was eventually done by the ITAU President, Mr. Lukyamuzi Ronald who also took participants through program installations, dealing with viruses and making bootable flash disks.
Mr. Kawuma Richard took participants through the practical session of terminating LAN cables and configuring networks as experienced in a typical school computer lab.
Engineer Irene Kaggwa Ssewankambo, the Chief Guest in her speech urged teachers to go beyond the theory of the subject and practice the hand-on aspects too.
“You are the ones who know how you are going to teach your colleagues, so that they are able to move with the times.”
The UCC Executive Director received a 2 certificates of appreciation one on behalf of UCC from the National Coordinator and the other on behalf of UCUSAF from the ITAU President.
The Executive Director awarded certificates to participants, a group photo with the ICT Club of Makerere College School and the teachers after her speech.
To everyone’s surprise, the Executive Director offered a brief lesson in the networking session alongside Mr. Kawuma Richard. She was then seen off with a gift of the new version ITAU Tshirt from national Coordinator, Mr. Dumba.
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