Municipality to introduce e-Education

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The Ukhahlamba District Municipality in the Eastern Cape in South Africa is to introduce electronic education (e-Education) for teachers and pupils in the municipality.

A centre has been established at Idyoki Public School in Ugie. This is in line with the e-Education White Paper that sets out government's response to a new information and communication technology environment in education. Government aims to ensure that schools are connected, that they access the Internet and communicate electronically; and that communities use and support ICT facilities in public schools. The municipality in partnership with Asante Management and Development Services as well as Kit Plant Hire have donated 16 computers, a printer, a scanner, a copier, a satellite dish, a DVD player and a data projector to the learning communities. Forty-eight educators from Idyoki School, including ABET educators as well as a representative from the community will obtain ICT training from the resource centre. Some of the modules to be introduced in their training include Introduction to Information Technology, Basic Word Processing Skills Part 1, Basic Word processing Skills Part 2, Basic Spreadsheet Skills as well as Basic Skills in Presentation.

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