Every school in Swaziland has a computer lab

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Next you meet a hip young entrepreneur/developer type over the top of a latte, there’s a fair chance that they might heark from Swaziland. UK charity Computer Aid International reckons that it’s shipped enough PCs to the country now to kit out every high school with a computer lab – which may well be an African first.

Apparently, CA has been working with a Swazi NGO called Computer Educational Trust (CET), with the backing of central government, to ship five and a half thousand PCs to the country. CET is currently investigating TV white spaces as a way of connecting schools to the internet too.

I have no idea whether or not the claim about being the only  African country where every secondary school has a computer lab is true or not, but it’s still a pretty impressive achievement all the same.

Adam Oxford

Adam Oxford

Adam is the Editorial Director at htxt media. He has been writing about technology for almost two full decades now. In a previous life, he was the editor of PC Format and Digital Camera Shopper in the UK, before going on to work as a freelance journalist for seven years. His work has appeared in or on Stuff, The Guardian, Linux Format, TechRadar, Wired.co.uk, PC Gamer, Green Futures, The Journalist, The Ecologist and The Review. Adam moved to South Africa in 2012 and loves 3D printers, MakerFairs and tech hubs. He hates seafood. None of his friends remember this when cooking.