The University of Botswana (UB) received a donation of 467 electronic mobile devices for students with disabilities from UB Foundation and Motor Centre Botswana on Friday.
Speaking during the handover ceremony, Satar Dada, UB Foundation Board Chairperson said, the specialized assistive devices including 462 mobile devices, tablets and five specialized laptops for students with disabilities will support and facilitate their learning in the university.
“Since COVID-19 pandemic, learning has been disrupted and the devices will be able to help reduce the spread of COVID-19 since there is no need for students to physically come to the campus,” said Dada.
Speaking at the same event Minister of Tertiary Education, Research, Science and Technology, Douglas Letsholathebe expressed gratitude to both the UB Foundation and the Motor Centre Botswana for the timing of the handover.
“Everybody, everywhere, without exception, should be innovative and find unique solutions to brand new problems and challenges ushered by this pandemic. Information technology is in the forefront of finding these solutions,” said Letsholathebe. Enditem