Mpumalanga department of Education urges learners to return tablets to school

FEATURED Provincial

The Mpumalanga Department of Education has requested all quintile 1, 2 and 3 Grade 12 learners in the province who have received Ubuhlebuzile e-learning tablets, to return them.
On Tuesday, the department said the learners should return the tablets to their respective schools before the release of the National Senior Certificate examinations results on Friday.
The MEC for education, Bonakele Majuba, said these learners are reminded that the tablets remain the property of the department and are thus directed to return them to their schools as required.
“The tablets are needed to be redistributed to deserving 2023 Grade 12 learners in line with the intention to improve learner performance and expand the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) programme to quintile 1 to 3 schools within the province. Parents and guardians are requested to remind and encourage their children to return these tablets to their schools so as not to disadvantage the Class of 2023 in its NSC education journey. The department is grateful to those who did the right thing by returning the tablets at the stipulated time.”
In June, Majuba said as the country was slowly migrating to the 4IR, the department’s target is to place a tablet in the hands of every learner and a laptop in the hands of every teacher in the province.
He said the 4IR will have an impact in the near future on the skills programmes relevant to what the economy needs, and these skills would have to be in fields such as artificial intelligence, coding and robotics.