The state of the art computer lab worth more than K200 thousand (USD 19, 000), is the only one of its kind in the area, and will be used by more than 6 surrounding schools, benefiting more than 6, 000 pupils.
It will be the first time that most learners will see and use a computer. This development will enable the learners to adequately prepare for their ICT grade 7 and 9 examinations.
The lab was supported by other partners such as Shoprite (Zambia), Acrow (RSA), Katenga (RSA) & Olam.
Because of the computer lab, and the planned school library, Government through the Provincial Education Officer, Dr J. Kalumba, indicated that the school has been upgraded to a secondary school, the only one in the area.
Kateshi Primary School has been in existence since 1981, located inside the Olam coffee Estates premises, 30 km away from the Kasama Central Business District. It is surrounded by 15 villages, and kids often cover on average about 5 km to reach this school.
The school has a total of 940 pupils with six classroom blocks.
ZCCM-IH will continue offering any ICT needs and support for this lab.