Paperless classrooms go online

Matric pupils at over 300 Gauteng schools will receive tablets for as part of the 'Wired for Life' programme.

A Gauteng teacher demonstrates the use of newly implemented paperless classrooms around Gauteng schools by MEC Panyaza Lesufi. Picture: Supplied.

JOHANNESBURG - The Gauteng Education Department will implement the second phase of it's 'Wired for Life' programme today that will see paperless classrooms go online.

Matric pupils at over 300 Gauteng schools will receive tablets for educational purposes.

Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi said the preparation of teachers and classrooms over the mid-year holidays will come to fruition tomorrow.

A total of 17,000 tablets have been purchased for pupils throughout Gauteng.

Lesufi said the use of all tablets will be tracked to ensure pupils don't log into social networks or pornographic sites.

"All our phones we can see any classroom anywhere, in our phones. We're tracking everything, so in the middle of any day I can see if the teacher is teaching if the learners are in class. So these are some of the security features that we've put to ensure that we protect this."