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Premier Zille and Minister Schafer to announce e-learning investment

22 February 2015

Tomorrow, Monday 23 February, 2015, Premier Helen Zille and Minister Debbie Schafer will be outlining the details of the WCEDs e-learning project.

This is a very exciting initiative that has taken years of planning and has the potential to make a major contribution towards improving the quality of teaching and learning in the province.

The strategy includes a number of components that are critical to the provisioning of E-learning in our schools, namely:

  1. The linking of schools through a high-speed, real-time Wide Area Network (WAN).
  2. The provision of Local Area Networks (LANs) in schools.
  3. The refresh of existing computer laboratories and the provision of new laboratories and technology rich classrooms (smart classrooms).
  4. The development and expansion of online digital resources that are made available to all learners, parents and teachers.
  5. Teacher training and development in ICT and the use of e-learning in schools.

Premier Zille and Minister Schafer will be explaining each of these components and the dates for rollout as well as the number of schools who will benefit within various timeframes.

This project has the potential to revolutionise teaching and learning in our schools.

All media are invited and welcome to attend.

Date:              23 January 2015

Time:             10:00

Venue:           Press Room, 15 Wale Street, Cape Town

Media Enquiries: 

Michael Mpofu
Spokesperson for Premier Helen Zille
Cell: 071 564 5427
Tel: 021 483 5684
E-mail: michael.mpofu@westerncape.gov.za