2015 matrics, please give our tablets back: Education MEC

Neo_X

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lol -- yes thank you for the laugh.

no responsibility at all for the majority of students. why will they look after or return something that was given to them for free/cheap?

dont think E-learning will ever be worth it around here. maybe tertiary level, but even then it will have to be by choice.
 

Antybubbs

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lol -- yes thank you for the laugh.

no responsibility at all for the majority of students. why will they look after or return something that was given to them for free/cheap?

dont think E-learning will ever be worth it around here. maybe tertiary level, but even then it will have to be by choice.
Will have to disagree with this statement, the issue lies in implementation and management, not worth.

I am involved in many e-learning initiatives in SA, and let me say, equal education is paramount. E-learning is exceptionally strong in the world and is the future. Hell, you probably typing your responses here on a tablet or smartphone. Having knowledge in these devices for your future is indeed a need, not a luxury.

Anyway, my 2cents
 

LazyLion

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Why not make them give the tablets back BEFORE they were given their results or their certificates?

What an utter balls up.
 

Hemps

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Love to know the state of those tablets if any are returned.

They should rather have plan in place for students to purchase the tablets once they leave maybe.
 

Lucas Buck

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Could be that some of those 16000 tablets were returned by the students but were later stolen.
 

Vegeta

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Ag who wants last year's Tablet in any case, buy them cheap and in bulk hand them out like candy.
Better yet assemble them in SA, enterprise development project for government.
Sold at cost to government, added markup in stores for the rest of us to sustain the business.
Lekke tax revenue as well for government expand to phones, small laptops and 2in1's
Create employment etc etc.

Oh wait sorry this is South Africa not China, won't work the tablets will never be delivered, the tender will line pockets and if anything is produced it will cost 10x more than to just import the tablet. Oh don't forget all workers will be on strike for half the year.
 
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Werner Harding

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Ag who wants last year's Tablet in any case, buy them cheap and in bulk hand them out like candy.
Better yet assemble them in SA, enterprise development project for government.
Sold at cost to government, added markup in stores for the rest of us to sustain the business.
Lekke tax revenue as well for government expand to phones, small laptops and 2in1's
Create employment etc etc.

Oh wait sorry this is South Africa not China, won't work the tablets will never be delivered, the tender will line pockets and if anything is produced it will cost 10x more than to just import the tablet. Oh don't forget all workers will be on strike for half the year.
+1000
 

Tharaxis

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What a wonderfully good use of taxpayer money.

Also the figures don't quite match up? 65K - 45K = 20K not 16K unless there's some rounding up/down going on here.

Anyway, so you mean to tell me that almost 50% of the tablets bought have either gone missing or are broken, and this is after the *first year*. How much did this all cost? Even if the tablets were only R1000 each (likely? unlikely?) that means shrinkage/loss of almost R 30 million! That sounds like a massively huge waste of money that could have been more effectively spent.

Ridiculous.
 
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