11 April 2003
The education department and the Telkom Foundation have launched a computer centre at the Sebalamakgolo High school in Limpopo province to provide learners with the necessary technology to expose them to mathematics and science subjects.
Opening the centre in Phaloborwa on Thursday, Deputy Education Minister Mosibudi Mangena said the centre would provide learners with the skills to enable them to compete with their global counterparts.
The computer centre is part of the department’s Dinaledi project, which aims to improve learner participation in mathematics, science and technology education, with over 100 schools in the country having been identified as model centres.
Education Minister Kader Asmal announced last week that the number of these schools has since been increased to 114.
“As a Dinaledi school, Sebalamakgolo is part of a cohort of schools that are expected to help us develop a model of good practice for all our schools in mathematics and science teaching and learning and to act as centres of excellence for neighbouring schools,” said Mangena.
The principal of the school, Mogale Pilusa said the centre would also be used to train local residents in computer literacy, while raising funds to improve the profile of the school.