The first ever internet network outside the line of rail to be used by students in colleges for e-learning known as ZAMREN has been commissioned in Chipata.
Speaking during the commissioning of the facility, General Education Permanent Secretary, Christine Mayondi says the facility will link three colleges in Chipata that will be sharing information when their students are conducting their research via the internet and other ICT services.
Mrs Mayondi says Chipata College of Education, Chipata Nursing School and Chipata Trades Training Institute are the three colleges that have been connected to the network.
She says the role of government is to facilitate access to ICTs to all education and research institutions in Zambia adding that government is ready to support both initiatives from public and private organisations.
Ms. Mayondi encouraged people to make use of the facility because online internet selling, marketing and advertising are also being used in other countries.
Ms. Mayondi explained that E-learning helps students to access various education resources through the network.
And speaking at the same function, Network Board Chairperson Professor Hellicy Ng’ambi says the National Research and Networks has advanced ITC services for education and research communities.