DA encouraged by launch of paperless classrooms

January 14, 2015

KhumeThe DA Gauteng is encouraged by today’s launch of paperless classrooms and e-learning by Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi at seven public schools in Gauteng.

This morning, my DA colleague in the education portfolio committee, Solly Msimanga, and I attended the launch of paperless classrooms at the Boitumelong secondary school in Tembisa, and found learners and educators ready to teach and learn from day one.

The introduction of paperless classrooms is an important step to bridging the digital divide, and the DA is encouraged to find that our province’s schools of the future project are off to a great start.

Although government took the lead in this project, we believe that the involvement of the private sector should not be ignored.

That said, the DA continues to urge parents and communities to take ownership of our schools and to embrace this groundbreaking opportunity. We encourage learners and teachers to take pride in their schools, and to protect and safeguard all their school facilities and resources. Criminals who target schools should find it difficult to continue stealing and vandalizing school facilities and infrastructure.

The MEC has committed to furnish the DA with further details about this project which should include service providers, service level agreements, security measures, list of the schools and costs involved.

The DA will continue to support this innovation aimed at enhancing quality learning and teaching in the province.

Media enquiries:
Khume Ramulifho, MPL
DA Gauteng Shadow MEC for Education
082 398 7375