Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga say Information and Communication Technology (ICT) is the key driver in the advancement of education especially amid the Covid-19 pandemic

Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga say Information and Communication Technology (ICT) is the key driver in the advancement of education especially amid the Covid-19 pandemic

Communication Technology
Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga say Information and Communication Technology (ICT) is the key driver in the advancement of education especially amid the Covid-19 pandemic—

Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga said Information and Communication Technology (ICT) continues to be a key driver in the advancement of education especially amid the Covid-19 pandemic which has had a huge impact on learners across the country.

Motshekga was speaking at Vodaworld on Monday on how Vodacom and the government have partnered to promote virtual learning.

READ ALSO;   ‘Kaalgat Karel’ is looking for his counterpart in ‘Op My Eish!’ season two

The initiative was ignited in March 2020 when then Communication and Digital Technologies (DCDT) Minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams issued directions in the Government for temporary spectrum to alleviate network challenges, ease congestion, and ensure good quality of service for consumers during the Covid-19 pandemic.

The Basic Education Sector agreed that the schools should be provided with a turnkey solution and seventeen schools were selected in the 8 NHI Districts to pilot the Virtual classroom solution.

Vodacom was allocated six schools in three provinces, including Limpopo, Northern Cape and KwaZulu Natal to implement and install the Virtual Classroom Solution.

READ ALSO;   How new Proteas star Sarel Erwee nearly quit cricket

The handover ceremony was held at the Vodacom headquarters in Midrand marked the official transfer of the hardware installed at the schools to deliver Wi-Fi over a secure cloud-based SD-WAN network.

The Virtual Classroom Solution was launched in 2020 in partnership with Microsoft South Africa.

The platform is a single educational space where learners can connect with their teachers and access productivity apps like Teams, OneNote, Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, and Excel.

More Gist >> HypeGist.

..
Spread the love

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.