E-learning materials stolen from another GP school

Several laptops, desktop computers & smartboards were stolen from Phafogang Secondary School in Soweto.

Gauteng schools receive news and interactive boards, laptops and tablets with complete internet connectivity last week. Picture: Vumani Mkhize/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG -Just one week after the roll out of the Gauteng Education Department's wireless classrooms project it's emerged another school has been targeted by criminals.

On Saturday several laptops, desktop computers and smartboards were stolen from Phafogang Secondary School in Rockville, Soweto.

Officials now say a high school on the East Rand was also broken into on the day of the department's 'Wired for Life' launch.

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Last week armed criminals broke into the Kwa-Dukathole Comprehensive School in Katlehong, allegedly searching for the school's new e-learning infrastructure.

Principal Dan Mosena says the gang stole old computers in the school's admin block after failing to access smartboards and other new devices.

"The new gadgets were not yet available at the school hence they end up having to steal the old computers which were used by administrators."

While none of the new e-learning material has been stolen the school has lost pupils' academic records and other vital information.

The school says it has since tightened its security.