S African public schools take digital plunge

Resources and staffing still a problem with many schools as government launches rollout of digitisation programme.

    The South African government has started converting some public schools into high-tech learning centres. It is trading books and pens in favour of computer tablets and wi-fi. However, while some schools are benefiting from the government rollout, others do not have libraries or flushing toilets and some are short staffed and underresourced.

    Al Jazeera's Tania Page reports from Johannesburg.


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