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More schools in Gauteng to get tablet tech

24 February 2015, 8:00 am

According to Premier David Makhura six more schools in Gauteng is planning to go paperless. Earlier this year the province had launched their ‘smart schools’ strategy at the Boitumelong School in Thembisa. At this stage, Boitumelong was part of a first group of seven schools to get tablets as learning tools.

At the Boitumelong launch, the Gauteng Department of Education stated that they are planning to roll out the paperless project to all Gauteng township and rural schools by the end of the 2017/2018 financial year. According to the department, all high school children and Grade 7 learners in primary schools are in the end planned to be supplied with a tablet.

Meanwhile, in total thirteen schools are set out to benefit from the project Makhura stated. He also commented that they are converting existing schools into smart schools. Besides the seven schools that was launched in December, six more schools had been recognized.

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