New off-the-grid computer lab for learners in Sekhukhune

New off-the-grid computer lab for learners in Sekhukhune

The Minister of Higher Education, Science and Innovation, Blade Nzimande, will open a computer lab at Moloke Primary School on Friday, 24 March, to connect learners and young people studying in Sekhukhune to the Internet.

The computer lab consists of two connected 12-meter upcycled storage containers, with computers powered by solar energy, to bridge the digital divide for learners in disadvantaged communities. The laboratory will serve as a learning centre for skills in computerisation and allow learners to embrace the new digital age. It will also allow them to find information that will help them to make more informed decisions about their future.

The opening event will feature over 30 interactive exhibitions, allowing learners to participate in science experiments and exposing them to pioneering concepts and applications. Organisations such as the South African Agency for Science and Technology Advancement, the South African National Energy Development Institute, sector education and training authorities and tertiary institutions, including Sekhukhune Technical and Vocational Education and Training College and Stellenbosch University, will be among the exhibitors.

Minister Nzimande will be joined by the Limpopo MEC of Education, Mavhungu-Lerule Ramakhanya, and the Fetakgomo Tubatse Mayor, Eddie Edwin Maila, in handing over the computer lab to the community of Sekhukhune.

Details of the event:
Date: Friday, 24 March 2023
Time: 09:00 – 12:00
Venue: Moloke Primary School in Apel, Mankotsana Village

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