E-learning forging ahead for Eastern Cape matrics

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The Eastern Cape Department of Education is planning to distribute free e-learning material to all matriculants of 2020 and is requesting learners to register.

The matriculants will be issued with SIM cards that will enable them to access curriculum-related content on a platform for free.

According to provincial education spokesperson Loyiso Pulumani, virtual classes for Grade 12s began in early April with lessons broadcast on community radio stations and the SABC.

“The Department’s initial focus since lockdown was ensuring that learning and teaching could resume, especially grades 10 to 12, through virtual classes. These classes are accessible through smartphones, tablets and laptops,” said Pulumani.

To access these virtual classes from home, learners would have to register and the Eastern Cape MEC for Education, Fundile Gade is appealing to matriculants and parents to register for the e-learning programmes.

“We urge learners and parents to register for the e-learning program so that you can get the resources as soon as we release them on [email protected].

To all our other grades, we will continue with the audio lessons on community radio stations, as well as resources on our website, to make sure no learner is left behind. We will communicate all changes to parents, learners, officials and other stakeholders in time,” said Gade.

Learners will live-stream lessons on their smartphones via a free multimedia player platform, VLC.