Students, teachers get laptops

Students logging on eThuto softwares PIC: LESEDI MKHUTSHWA
Students logging on eThuto softwares PIC: LESEDI MKHUTSHWA

As the Ministry of Education and Skills Development gears up for digitalisation, legislators have called on authorities to ensure all goes according to plan to get value for their money.

The minister, Douglas Letsholathebe announced to Parliament on Thursday that they would be rolling out laptops to all students and teachers starting with senior secondary schools when the third term begins.

“My ministry is moving with speed to embrace the opportunities offered by digitalisation. As I speak today, laptop devices are being delivered to senior secondary schools across the country. Every teacher and every learner in every senior secondary school will be issued a laptop beginning next term. The devices are distinctively colour-coded Botswana blue and installed with a security tracking system and a remote cut-off mechanism to render them unusable should they fall into the wrong hands,” Letsholathebe said.

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