With more people working from home and with no clear indication on when the lockdown will be lifted, fewer people are taking their annual leave.

South Africa’s plan to digitise schools

CAPE TOWN –While all South African public schools are taking a break for the next four weeks, the Department of Basic Education (DBE) is putting in the necessary steps to digitise schools across the country.

In partnership with the Communications and Digital Technologies Department, has identified 152 sites and 76 education districts to kickstart the initiative and equip schools with virtual classroom infrastructure.

“In our efforts to provide every school with ICT devices, loaded with digital content, the DBE, in partnership with mobile network operators, has completed the audit of 477 special schools,” said Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga.

“We have finalised the implementation plan with the mobile network operators to provide all these schools with devices, connectivity, digital content, as well as ICT integration training for teachers,” she said.

The department aims to fully embrace the digital revolution of remote learning and said that districts will benefit from streamed lessons on digital platforms.


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