Operation Phakisa to renew passion for teaching - Zuma

2015-10-02 18:01
President Jacob Zuma (GCIS)

President Jacob Zuma (GCIS)

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Cape Town - President Jacob Zuma hopes the use of state-of-the-art technology like communication resource centres and an educational television channel would see a renewed passion for teaching.

Launching Operation Phakisa Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) in Education in Boksburg on Friday, Zuma said the project marked a turning point in the quest to transform teaching and learning.

“The vision of the 2004 White Paper was - and still is - to transform learning and teaching through ICTs and produce ICT capable learners. However, we must admit we have not taken full advantage and exploited the potential ICTs can bring in assisting us to attain educational outcomes,” he said.

Operation Phakisa aims to enhance the country's standard of basic education.

Zuma said it was unfortunate the pace of providing technology and connectivity and then integrating these into teaching and learning had been slow and inadequate.

“We have learnt valuable lessons from large-scale provincial and national ICT deployments ... Building on these experiences, we now emerge from the Operation Phakisa lab with concrete ways in which we can leverage the possibilities for ICTs in education.

“As the saying goes 'Go big or go home!' Let us go all the way to make the future of our children brighter.”

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