On the 20th October 2020, an exciting new project initiated and spearheaded by Miss Damoyi with the backing of our Principal Mrs Mancoko and our SGB has finally come to fruition at St Matthew’s High school. It is with great pride to announce that our school now has got 3 computer labs with 96 fully operating computers.
The construction of this new lab was not an easy task to take up as money for such a big project was not easy to come by but seeing the need for a back-up lab for when we experience unforeseen technical faults with the 2 existing SIFUNDA Labs during exams, Ms Damoyi made it clear building the lab would not be wasteful venture but rather a smart move. With CAT students being above 50 and the numbers looking to rise next year, the extra lab would be needed during exams as the Department requests a backup plan during national exams. Also with the pandemic forcing social distancing a third lab was a must for the school.
The construction of the new lab start on the 14th October with Ms Damoyi and Miss Booi working closely with the guys constructing everything, the main objective was to have the computers up and running before the Final exam for Grade 12 and they succeeded in that goal as the 3rd lab was also used yesterday by the grade 12 CAT students for exams
By Ziyanda Thompson—Lab facilitator