CNF provides computers for high school students
04 October 2013: The Chin National Front (CNF) has started setting up computers for students at high schools as part of its development programme in Chin State.
The project supported by the Danish government should provide facilities that help students in one of the country’s most isolated states to improve their computer and technological skills.
Sources from CNF said it would be implemented in three phases for a total of 30 high schools, excluding high school branches newly upgraded since 2012.
Following CNF’s consultation with the Chin State government, the first batch of installations should take place in Tonzang, Tedim, Falam, Hakha and Thantlang townships, to be followed by the second in Matupi, Mindat, Kanpetlet and Paletwa.
Starting last month, nearly 200 computers have been set up at three Basic Education High Schools in Hakha, with the official opening ceremony scheduled for 9 October.
The schools are also provided with computer desks, accessories and an electric generator with diesel enough for four hours.
Detailed information about the last phase of the project’s implementation in villages is yet to disclosed.
There are 49 high schools including branches and affliates in Chin State, according to the 2008 government statistics.
The 2012 Rangoon agreement between CNF and Peace Committee of Burma’s government includes a provision on promoting information technology and computer skills in Burma’s least developed state.
According to the Khonumthung news, officials from the Embassy of Denmark in Thailand and Dr. Sui Khar, General Secretary-III of CNF, signed an agreement in Bangkok in May this year.#