'Only 17% of schools in the ECape have internet access'

A mere 945 schools out of a total of 5 421 schools in the Eastern Cape have been connected with Information and Communication Technology (ICT), says the Democratic Alliance (DA).

"That means only 17% of learners, teachers, and principals have access to ICT at school, according to the response to a legislature question I asked Education MEC Mandla Makupula.

"One of the ways to combat the structural poverty that the Eastern Cape education system has foisted on the learners of this province is through a massive internet-related teaching programme, to circumvent the failures of the current education system," says Edmund van Vuuren (MPL), DA Eastern Cape Shadow MEC for Education.

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