As part of the back-to-schools campaign and in achievement of its schools connectivity objective, the Department of Communications has provided learners in the rural communities of Cala, Libode and Ngqeleni with a cyberlab and tablets which will see the students having access to electronic information and learning material. These were handed over by the Deputy Minister of Communications, Ms Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams.
The cyberlab at Jentile Senior Secondary School in Cala, which was officially opened by the Deputy Minister on 23 January 2014, is equipped with 22 computers, two-year free internet connectivity, a printer, overhead projector with screen, air-conditioner and classroom furniture which includes tables and chairs. Speaking to the learners, educators and the community, the Deputy Minister encouraged the learners to effectively utilise these educational tools. “This cyberlab will ensure that learners not only have access to computers, but are able to access important learning material and liaise with learners from other schools,” she said.The cyberlab was provided by DoC portfolio organisation, USAASA.