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Francistown Centre for the Deaf Education (FCDE) on Tuesday (June 23) received Clicker 6 software and a document reader from Public Enterprises Evaluation and Privatization Agency (PEEPA) to enhance learning.

Officially handing over the equipment, PEEPA chief executive officer, Mr Kgotla Ramaphane explained that the Clicker 6 is a special interactive electronic software that enables hearing impaired students to easily grasp and understand content through the use of sign language video visuals and still pictures.

Mr Ramaphane highlighted that after assessing the benefits of the software, PEEPA decided to donate the package which would better enhance learning at FCDE.

In addition, he said the package would make it easy for the teachers to prepare lessons using sign language and other motions in video format.

He said it would also make learning easier for the students because they would now visualise, memorise, learn by observation and remember contents even much better.

Mr Ramaphane mentioned that they also donated the same equipment to Ramotswa School for the Deaf in 2012, adding that it had benefited both teachers and learners.

Furthermore, he said the software together with its accessories could be used at all stages of the learning from primary, secondary and tertiary levels.

For her part, chief education officer North, Ms Angela Matlhape appreciated the donation on behalf of the Ministry of Education and Skills Development and all the contribution of all companies who had heeded government’s call to assist schools.

She stated that the equipment would provide a long term benefits and relevance to the needs and aspirations of the learners.

Ms Matlhape encouraged other stakeholders to adopt schools, adding that the initiative would assist the school to improve their academic results.

She also encouraged teachers to continue moulding children to be great achievers.

Ms Matlhape noted that special education was “a highly demanding area of specialisation.”

She said children nowadays need more guidance which was in line with spirituality.

The school head, Ms Chandabona Chida said the software utilisation was going to improve their academic results.

She urged parents and guardians of the children at the school to support their children to get a better education. Ends

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