JOHANNESBURG – Teachers at the Protea Glen Secondary School said they’re excited about the new paperless classroom project because it will give them time to attend to pupils who need special attention.
Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi officially launched the paperless classroom project at the school on Tuesday.
Over 300 high schools with matric classes in rural and township areas have been selected to be equipped with tablets and other technology.
‘Wired for Life’ includes the usage of interactive boards, laptops and tablets with complete internet connectivity.
Pupils will no longer need to carry text books as everything will be installed on their school tablets.
Matric teacher Sweetness Radebe said they’re grateful because pupils in the townships are now as equally equipped as those who attend private schools.
“It really humbles me to see that in this particular community where other learners come from disadvantaged backgrounds can find themselves in this particular classroom.”
Matric pupil Mixo Ndlala said he felt blessed.
“We are blessed to that this technology in our schools.”
Lesufi said contractors are on site and will work in the afternoons and weekends to avoid disrupting teaching and learning and has set a completion deadline for the end of next month.