Earlier this week while participating in a debate on the State of the Nation Address (SONA), the Minister of Basic Education, Angie Motshekga, said the Department is ready to phase in digitised textbooks from next year.

“As the President indicated during his SONA, in 2019 we will prepare the system for phasing in the rollout of the programme beginning with Quintile 1-3 schools located in rural communities and farms, especially multi-grade and multiphase schools, and special schools will be prioritised for the deployment of ICT infrastructure and resources,” said Motshekga.

The Minister added that rolling out a quality Early Childhood Development (EDC) programme, as envisaged in the National Development Plan, is a priority for the country, with the intention of improving the quality of education and the long-term prospects of future generations and society as a whole.

“A comprehensive ICT plan has already been developed to provide a framework for an affordable and sustainable implementation of ICTs in education, which will include digital content resource development (digitisation), ICT professional development for management, teaching and learning, as well as ICT infrastructure and resources,” concluded Motshekga.

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