MoBE, MTC and MLGRD Sign MoA for ICT Equipment and Internet Connectivity in Kweneng Schools

November 02 2020

Botswana Communications Regulatory Authority (BOCRA), through the Universal Access and Service Fund (UASF) recently held the signing of a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) between the Ministries of Transport and Communications (MTC), Basic Education (MoBE) as well as Local Government and Rural Development (MLGRD).

The MoA seeks to continue the collaboration that dates back to 2016 when the three parties first agreed to work together in a project aimed at computerising and providing broadband Internet to primary schools in remote and underserved areas of Botswana.
Powered by BOCRA through the UASF, the project’s ultimate goal is to facilitate pupils in schools and host villages to be able to play a meaningful role in the digital economy. This necessitates upgrading of existing Telecommunications infrastructure to high capacity broadband that will support delivery of education, accessibility to quality Internet and usage of ICTs.