Two more rural SA schools to get broadband

Jongilanga High School and Chief Henry High School in the Eastern Cape, South Africa, will be the recipients of Internet connection and computer facilities from tomorrow, Friday, January 25, courtesy of the Department of Communication and other IT companies.

Stella Tembisa Ndabeni-Abrahams, Deputy Minister at the Department of Communications, will be visiting both schools to officially open computer labs, Screen Africa reports.

Xolani Gqoloqa, Principal of Jongilanga High School, was still unaware of these plans at the time of publication.

“I will attend a meeting later today, maybe this will be discussed,” he told HumanIPO.

The Department of Communication could not be reached for further commentary.

According to statistics released last year, only 23 percent of South African schools have Internet access.

The Department of Communication has set a goal to provide 1,650 schools with Internet facilities through partnership with companies in the private sector.

Pinnacle and IT Master will supply the Chief Henry Bokleni High School, in the Ntlaza location in Ngqeleni, with 15 computers, broadband and a printer.

Vodacom is sponsoring Jongilanga High School, located in the Ngangelizwe Township in Mthatha, with 21 laptops, Internet connection, a multimedia projector, as well as media training for teachers.

The company sees their involvement with the project as part of Vodacom Education flagship initiative which has the aim to promote schooling through Information Communication Technologies (ICT) support.

Meanwhile, e-schools in South Africa are gradually becoming more common which widens the gap between the under privileged and equipped schools even more.

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