KZN rural schools grab a golden deal
KwaZulu-Natal Premier, Sihle Zikalala, visited Ubulinga Secondary School in Bergville to unfold Maths and Science new development programme.
On Tuesady, Zikalala introduced a new Information and Communication development programme for 50 rural schools in the uThukela District. The programme is strictly for Maths and Science students in Grade 8 and 12.
He also unveiled a new despatch strategy that will introduce learners to the new digital age through e-learning.
As part of the e-leaning solution each school will receive a full package of ICT tools, which includes 40 devices to host educational and digital content, 40 computer monitors and projectors screens and other accessories.
“The purpose is to uplift our education system by using tools that will make life very easy. Learners will get USB devices to use for their presentations and a tutor software package that covers CAPS curriculum for Maths and Science. Every student will get a tutor guide,” said Zikalala.
Zandile Msweli, a Grade 8 learner from Ubulinga Secondary School said that the programme will help them improve their studies and reduce travelling long distances when going to the library for educational content.
“This is a good opportunity for us. We are very happy to know that our standard of learning will meet that of students in urban areas,” said Msweli.
The ICT roll-out programme is the continuation of the e-learning infrastructure launched in 2019 by MEC Kwazi Mshengu in eMadungeni Primary school of which is part of the education provincial committee to bring more focus in rural schools.