Rakiraki Public High School computer lab gets free internet for six years with Digicel.
Tuesday 21st October, 2014 – Digicel Fiji has extended its contract in providing free internet for the Rakiraki Public High School computer lab. The deal which started four-years ago has been extended for a couple more years.
To date 406 students over the last four years have benefitted from computer classes at the school. There are 60 students in the current year at the lab.
Digicel Fiji Commercial Director, Mr. Andrew Skelton says we are delighted to continue our support for education and provide opportunities for the young people in the community. “This shows our commitment in promoting the use of modern information and communication technologies in Fijian schools. We are always striving to provide the best value and services to Fijians and this is another way of providing towards education of young people.”
“All students at the school will now be able to experience 3G+ superior internet speeds to help them with school work and ways to stay connected on social networks with friends and family.”
The Rakiraki Public High School is a Government initiated Telecentre and also caters for the general public who use the centre on week day evenings and also on the weekends.
RPHS Principal, Mrs. Shelly Imran thanked Digicel for their support towards the education of the children in computer science. “This is a wonderful gesture of support and our children will benefit a lot from this great service. There are lot of people in Rakiraki who cannot afford smartphones or internet at homes and they get to use free internet at the telecentre.
Form 7 student, Davika Roshini Lata said,” the free internet is helpful when they do researches and write up projects at school. We update ourselves with current affairs, and also update social websites. We are also able to apply for online courses and download forms for scholarships with this free internet service.”
The school runs three-year computer science courses for students from Year 11 to 13. The renewal of the free internet deal came as a boost for the Year 13 students as they prepare to sit for their external exams this week.