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FORM I FORM II FORM III FORM IV QUIZ EXAMS

GENERAL REQUIREMENTS FOR SCHOOLS OFFERING COMPUTER STUDIES

Schools intending to offer Computer Studies are expected to have the following minimum equipment:

i) Computer Laboratory/classroom(s)

ii)  Computer desks that accommodate monitor at eye level

iii) At least one computer per every four students( 1:4) in forms one and two and one computer for every two students( 1:2) for form three and four students.

iv) At least one printer for every four computers

v) Printing Stationery

vi) Appropriate storage devices e.g. diskettes

vii) Storage facilities for diskettes and other consumables e.g. disk banks

viii) Appropriate software for the curriculum

ix) Relevant reference materials

Note that computers to be used for the course should preferably be IBMs or IBM-compatibles due to their low maintenance costs and availability of spare parts.

In addition to the above, the following facilities though not mandatory will greatly assist in achieving the objectives of the course.

HARDWARE

i) The PCs should be Pentium II or higher

ii) The PCs should have a CD ROM drive

iii) At least one of the PCs in the school should be full multi media

iv) A network environment

v) Internet connection

vi) Printers with graphic capabilities (not necessarily in colour)

SOFTWARE

i) It is recommended though not necessary that the operating system be a Graphical User Interface (GUI)

ii) Software for the application packages may also be GUI- based which supports pointing devices

iii) Un up to date anti-virus software are highly recommended.