Tablets in schools will boost the economy: Ramaphosa

grok

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Keeping the lights on will boost the economy more.
 

Nod

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From tablets being stolen and the vat they get from the newly purchased ones?
 

The_Unbeliever

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A tablet is very easy to steal - and to break if you drop it...

I predict they will drop this after two months - and the loss/damage of half the tablets.

Who's getting a nice kickback from this? :erm:
 

LaraC

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Only children who have access to the internet at both school and home will benefit.
 

Compton_effect

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Teachers in school will boost the economy.
Putting.the entire curriculum.under creative commons so they can source.their.own printer will.boost the economy.
Putting smart projectors.in class with access to sources like Khan Academy will boost the economy.
Smaller classes will boost the economy.
improving security at schools will boost the economy. So will assigning someone to apply corporal punishment. (I know. Not optimum, but it should sort out the potential.troublemakers fast)

Tablets will not improve the pass rate and waste a lot of money.
 

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My sister-in-law's school has fitted cellphone jammers and actually banned smartphones in class. Their wifi was constantly hacked and used to.watch porn by learners. You should have seen her face when an asked why they didn't just use Mac addresses to control access. I mean, who does their IT?
 

saor

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Keeping the lights on will boost the economy more.
+1.

Employing people based on qualification / experience will boost the economy more.
Weeding out corruption will boost the economy more.

There are countless things which will do so much more for this country than tablets. Quality of education more important than sophistication of education.
 

The_Unbeliever

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My sister-in-law's school has fitted cellphone jammers and actually banned smartphones in class. Their wifi was constantly hacked and used to.watch porn by learners. You should have seen her face when an asked why they didn't just use Mac addresses to control access. I mean, who does their IT?

whut? I can sort them out with that problem, and block other undesired websites as well...
 

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so which politician bought a ship full of fonkong tablets?
 

akescpt

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:D


Will these even work? :D :whistling:

those fonkong have good ideas but the hardware cheapness doesn't make it a success. I remember years back fonkong Chinese phones with dual sims. now its more main stream and the hardware is more reliable. but the idea was there.

they should try to fix maths rather. one day all courses will have to admit maths lit matrics since the bulk of matriulants with just have that.
 

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They are already spending more than ever on education, and the results just get worse every year (not the official ones though). Now its another R17bn being wasted. There are still reports of schools that have classes under trees, or that have no electricity or running water. Why is that not a higher priority?

R17bn could also pay for the e-toll roads, or fund Eskom for another year...
 

herbertk

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Wow thought all the bad ideas have already been found by the ANC... well done on finding a new way to waste billions!
 

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A tablet is very easy to steal - and to break if you drop it...

I predict they will drop this after two months - and the loss/damage of half the tablets.

Who's getting a nice kickback from this? :erm:

Cyril's:

Brother, sister, uncle, aunt, children, Some ANC memba, the ANC

Take your pick
 

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They are already spending more than ever on education, and the results just get worse every year (not the official ones though). Now its another R17bn being wasted. There are still reports of schools that have classes under trees, or that have no electricity or running water. Why is that not a higher priority?

R17bn could also pay for the e-toll roads, or fund Eskom for another year...

This is another way to milk a tender process.
 
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