AFTER having had three computers stolen, Motherwell High School pupils are back on track after receiving a welcome gift from the Liquor Board.
The NU7 school which prides itself on being the first of the 12 high schools in the area to have Computer Applications Technology as a subject, and which divided pupils into groups for the class, had their three computers replaced by the board.
“We felt it was our social responsibility to give the school the computers,” said Liquor Board acting senior inspector, Vuyo Mfula.
He said they had also partnered with the school with various other programmes.
School principal, Mzikayise Sonkwana, said he was delighted with the computers.
“Computer applications technology is a practical subject. We will now be able to enrol more pupils.
“If you compare our township schools with the former Model C schools, there is a digital divide. We are trying to close that gap. I am very happy,” said Sonkwana.
“We have been struggling ever since thieves broke into the school and stole computers on March 27.”
Onwabisa Sigungqa, 16, a Grade 10 pupil shared her principal’s sentiments.
“More pupils will be able to use the computers now. I just hope thieves will not break in and steal the computers again.
“I am happy, relieved and grateful,” she said.
School governing body chairwoman, Nomfanelo Makeleni said: “I am happy and excited at the same time, because these computers will improve the standard of learning. They will definitely make a big difference in the lives of our pupils.”