Newspaper clipping – iol online – 9 June 2009
One teacher, one laptop
Government plans to make sure that by 2012 every teacher ahs access to a laptop computer and the Internet, President Jacob Zuma said on Tuesday.
Replying to debate on his State of the Nation address, Zuma said the project would be phased in over two years, starting next month. It would “bring our educators into the 21st century”, he said.
Responding to DA criticism that his State of the Nation address had not said enough about HIV and Aids, Zuma said he had expressed his concern over the deterioration in the quality of health care – aggravated by the steady increase in the burden of disease in the past decade and a half.
But he stressed the plan’s targets were not government’s alone.
This included finalizing the Occupational Specific Dispensation pay-deal.