Gauteng scheme to enhance learning through ICT
by MALISE OTOO
JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – GAUTENG Provincial Government has invested R17 billion in a project that is envisaged to enhance learning in high schools.
The first such innovation, which is premised on the use of information technology, has been launched in Boitumelong in Tembisa.
Gauteng Member of the Executive Council (MEC) for Gauteng, Panyanza Lesufi, oversaw the launch.
“Boitumelong is what we call school of the future. ‘The focus also is the utilization of ICT for day-today teaching,” he said.
According to the principal of Boitumelong, Sesi Makene, said parents’ support of their children had increased as a result of technology.
She explained that the school currently had 1 352 students currently using the tablets for exercises, homework and research, conduct tests and assessments as well as generally serve as a means to enhance learning.
All 45 teachers also have tablets, which they use for research and homework.
The total of R17 billion will be invested over the next five years.
The investment is mainly to support poor schools and township schools.
Lesufi said the project was envisaged to attract the best teachers from non-fee-paying or government schools to come teach in public schools.
“The best teachers are not meant for the privileged few. They are meant for everyone.”
– CAJ News
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