Secondary schools across the country have embraced the method of teaching science subjects using digital or animated illustrations.
The schools are using the system to supplement the traditional way of drawing images on the blackboard and doing experiments in the laboratory.
The project, named Digital science, works with animated pictures that appear more real than just drawings as, Paul Kamya, the E-learning Manager, explains.
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The service, provided by Cyber School Technology Solutions, has over 200 clients so far in all regions of the country. More than half of the schools are supported by the Ministry of Education.
Swaibu Mbazira, the Head Master of Lubiri S.S, says that the system makes subjects such as chemistry more illustrative and easy to understand. He also says that it makes students more curious and interested in science subjects, because of the ability to see the animated as opposed to drawn images in text books.
Samuel Olong, a teacher of biology at Kololo Secondary School, says the system is advantageous for revision purposes, after the topic has been explained.
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Jackson Ategyeka, a Senior Four student at the school, says that the digital science has made him understand biology better.
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But Clement Ochieng, a teacher of chemistry at the same school, says that the latest version of the product has digital material that is far advanced for his Senior Two class.
Mbazira adds that the schools have been forced to buy giant screens and projectors, to be able to show the illustrations to the large classes they have.
The teachers, and two students in each class, receive training on how to operate the software.
According to Humphrey Mukooyo, the Head of ICT at the Ministry, the project was initiated about 3 years ago, to supplement schools that have limited laboratory equipment.
The system is only being used for O'level students at the moment. It is an offline product that doesn't require internet use.