Region 10 schools going smart, solar in 2019

first_imgStarting in 2019, the Region 10 Department of Education will be focusing on the green initiative and bringing schools on board to rely on renewable energy.Regional Education Officer of Region 10 (ag) Keane Adams says solar panels will be installed in more schools in the new year. Another transition the department will be making is to transform traditional chalkboard classrooms into smart classrooms which will revolutionise learning to meet the standards of a technological educational sector.“That is one criterion we are trying to fill, come 2019, we will have more solar energies in all schools and in 2019 too, we will have smart classrooms where children will be better able to interact, it will no longer be chalk and talk, so we are getting there,” Adams told the Department of Information.For this new term, most schools were given a facelift, allowing the children to commence the new school term in a cleaner, brighter and more conduciveKeane Adamsenvironment. The focus, according to Adams, was the beautification of sanitary blocks, the physical infrastructure and the overall aesthetics of the school, so that children, as well as teachers, can feel more comfortable and learning can be done more effectively.“I am happy and elated that children are better accommodated because for Region 10, we would have exhausted our budget for furniture and equipment, schools are better equipped. We are not 100 per cent, but we are better than where we were six months ago. We are a bit more comfortable,” Adams is quoted by the Department of Public Information as saying.The schools that would have seen extensive refurbishing are the South Amelia’s Ward, Pine Street, Republic Avenue, Kwakwani Water Front, Kwakwani Park, Retrieve Nursery Schools, the Mackenzie and Watooka Day Primary Schools and the Christianburg Wismar and the Linden Foundation Secondary School as well the Mackenzie High School amongst others. Refurbishing works include tiling, painting, ceiling, replacement of equipment and furniture and other improvement works to the physical structure of the school.last_img read more

Ibrahimovic hints at Sweden return for World Cup

first_img“I miss the national team,” he told Swedish press.“If I want, I do it. I want to feel that I can deliver a good performance.”The former Paris Saint-Germain star has only played five Premier League games this season for Jose Mourinho’s United, with his last match ending when he was replaced at half-time in a 2-2 draw with Burnley in December.Sweden qualified in Ibrahimovic’s absence with a famous 1-0 victory over four-time world champions Italy in a two-legged playoff last November.Ibrahimovic has scored a Swedish record 62 international goals in 116 matches.The Scandinavians kick off their World Cup campaign against South Korea in Nizhny Novgorod on June 18, before further Group F games against holders Germany and Mexico.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Zlatan Ibrahimovic hasn’t played for Sweden since retiring after Euro 2016 © AFP/File / VINCENZO PINTOSTOCKHOLM, Sweden, Mar 1 – Veteran Swedish striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic hinted on Thursday that he could return to international football in time for the World Cup in Russia.The 36-year-old Manchester United player has suffered with injuries over the last 12 months and retired from Sweden duty after Euro 2016.last_img read more