Monday, 25 June 2012

Gauteng Vodacom ICT Resource Centre Launched


Submitted by Megan Rademeyer from SchoolNet
On 13 June 2012 the third of nine provincial ICT Resource Centres was
launched in Sunnyside, Tshwane by the Gauteng MEC for Education, Barbara
Creecy. The intention of the Vodacom Resource Centres is to help the
Department of Education to meet its goal of exposing a significant number of
learners to ICT and to upgrade the quality of instruction given by teachers.

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Gauteng MEC for Education, Barbara Creecy

"Improving the quality of education is mission critical for the future of
South Africa and skilled teachers are a key element of the education value
chain," said Head of Innovation and Partnering at Vodacom, Portia Maurice.

Barbara Creecy said at the launch, "The establishment of this computer centre is in line with government's commitment to making schools resource rich environments that also promote the use of modern information and communication technologies to improve Maths and Science teaching in the classroom." 

SchoolNet SA has been commissioned by the Vodacom Foundation to train staff
who will be based at the Centres in resource centre management. SchoolNet is
also training trainers at each Centre to be able to offer the Sizanani ICT
Skills for Community Members
course, the Microsoft ICT Skills for Teachers
and HelpDesk courses, as well as the Intel Getting Started course.
Click on http://www.digitalclassroom.co.za for more information

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