Soweto pupils ‘excited’ by e-learning programme

'Wired for Life' includes the use of interactive boards, laptops and tablets.

Pupils at the Protea Glen Secondary in Soweto received a set of tablets with complete internet connectivity.Picture: Vumani Mkhize/ EW

JOHANNESBURG -Matric pupils at the Protea Glen Secondary School in Soweto say they feel blessed to be a part of change after Gauteng education MEC Panyaza Lesufi launched the ' paperless classroom project' at their school.

'Wired for Life' includes the use of interactive boards, laptops and tablets, with complete internet connectivity.

Lesufi officially launched the programme earlier today.

375 High schools with matric classes in rural and township areas have been selected to be equipped with tablets and other technology.

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Pupils say they are excited and grateful to be in one of the chosen schools.

"We are so grateful," said one scholar.

"It's going to empower us to learn more," added another.

At least 17,000 tablets have been purchased for matric pupils, and 18,000 digital boards fitted into classrooms.