The Western Cape Department of Finance,
Economic Development and Tourism will be introducing high speed wi-fi to
schools in Atlantis and Delft.
Western Cape MEC of Finance, Economic
Development and Tourism Alan Winde said this will help in research for online
During his budget speech last week MEC
Winde allocated over R52 billion to education.
Ministerial Spokesperson Bronwynne Jooste said a pilot project is being
conducted through NPO’s and is a testing model through several schools in the
Jooste said this project is part of the Western Cape government’s
broadband initiative and part of a bigger plan in connecting all residence
affordable high speed internet.
Meanwhile the Western Cape Education
Department said the introduction of wi-fi in schools will make it easier for
learners to access digital learning materials especially in poor
WCED Spokesperson Paddy Attwell said the
department has published a request for information to explore providing tablets
“We are also sourcing and developing
digital resources to support teaching and learning. We expect that education will move in a whole
new era as we expand access to broadband in our communities” Attwell
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