InSIST Global has vehemently denied misleading students of St. Peter’s Senior Secondary School in Lamin, West Coast Region.
It is alleged the IT Company during the commencement of the 2014/2015 academic year convinced the school’s administration to introduce electronic learning.
“They made the parents buy tablets for their children ranging from D6, 500 to D8, 500. They promised to download learning materials on the tablets, this never happened,” said an IT specialist that contacted What’s On-Gambia.
According to him, InSIST Global misled St. Peter’s Senior Secondary School as to the nature of the project and how long it would take to download the learning materials.
“I have colleagues whose kids were supplied with the tablets and are still playing games on them, no educational software as far as I know.”
When contacted, InSISTGlobal’s Sales and Marketing Manager, Asta Wadda denied the allegations, saying they are false and unfair.
“We view it as libel under the laws of The Gambia.”
Read below Asta’s response to the allegations:
InSIST Global is a limited liability company that was registered in 2012. It currently employs 19 Gambians, 16 of which are college graduates and has contributed significantly the to the development of the Gambia and creating a software industry that will continue to employ more Gambians.
InSIST currently works with 21 schools across the Gambia and has done so for the past 2 years with tremendous success and good will from the education community.
The tablet project was started in 2014 as a solution to a lack of text books and study materials in Gambian schools – a problem that has persisted for a long time. Students were given an alternative to help them and it was not forced on to them by InSIST. The tablets were designed so that students who register their devices are able to download, books, software applications and videos from our servers. Currently InSIST Global has no internal problems that prevent this from happening.
While the slowness of the INTERNET is a problem across all of the Gambia, this problem is being overcome and over 250 students have successfully downloaded their books and we have a permanent team at the school that is working to make sure all students download their books and other apps and videos that can help them with their studies.
Any student or parent can walk into InSIST office at any time to not only use the INTERNET facility at InSIST Global, which is faster, but to ask and resolve any issue or problem they may have. In fact we are unaware of any parent that has raised grievance regarding the quality, or usability of the tablet and we strongly encourage this parent or student to come forward for help.
We invite whatson-gambia.com or anyone else to visit not only St Peters, but any of the 21 schools we work with to ask them about our software products or any of our tablets and what students, teachers or the school administrators think.
This statement is not only false but unfair and we view it as libel under the laws of the Gambia.