The Ministry of Education says that Eastern Province is ready to administer final examinations in ICT, Information Communication Technology.
Provincial Education Officer, Allan Lingambe, says that the ICT examinations, which are compulsory, will be administered in all schools that have Grade Nine classes.
However, Mr. Lingambe acknowledged some concerns that have been raised that some schools do not have enough computers and qualified teachers trained to teach ICT.
But he says measures are being put in place to ensure that all schools have the requirements to handle the practical of the ICT examinations.
Mr. Lingambe explained that currently, a capacity building program is underway in the province, to impart ICT knowledge on all teachers that are handling the subject in all the districts.
He says that the program has already been conducted in Chadiza and Lundazi districts and that the capacity building team has now moved to Katete district.
Mr. Lingambe says that the Ministry of Education has released funding twice to help buy various education materials, among them computers, while in some schools, parents have organized themselves and have helped to buy computers.
Some parents have been expressing concern that pupils will face serious challenges to write ICT examinations, as most schools do not have equipment such as computers and qualified teachers to handle the subject.