JOHANNESBURG - Gauteng MEC for education and youth development Panyaza Lesufi, together with Vodacom, on Wednesday handed over upgraded reporting devices to principals across the province.
This reporting device supports the administrative processes underpinning e-platforms and remains a focal point of communication between principals, districts and head office.
A total of 2,200 Samsung Galaxy A30 devices were handed over at Birchwood Conference Centre, in a roll out which will conclude on Thursday.
"Many of our schools lack basic communication infrastructure, such as telephones. These shortcomings have posed as obstacles, impacting the Department’s ability to consistently receive incident and update reports from schools," Lesufi said.
"Today, we can confidently say that we are well on our way to overcoming this challenge, in partnership with Vodacom."