Deputy Minister Buti Manamela, together with the MTN Foundation, will launch a 40-seat state-of-the-art ICT centre at the Sekhukhune Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) College in Motetema, Groblersdal, on 20 May 2021.

In a bid to contribute to ICT in the post-school education and training (PSET) system, the MTN Foundation has partnered with the office of the Deputy Minister of Higher Education, Science and Innovation to extend its ICT programme to TVET colleges.  Sekhukhune TVET College is the second campus to receive a multimedia centre that will assist learners with their e-leaning and accommodate the needs of partially sighted and blind learners.

The 40-seater workstation is designed to adapt to the needs of learners who are visually impaired.  The TVET College provides holistic courses that accommodate learners despite their physical limitations.

The COVID-19 outbreak continues to disrupt teaching and learning in the PSET system.  This requires not only the evolution in online learning, but also a revolution to bridge the digital divide in learning and establishing ICT support at colleges for learners with special needs.  It is important for ICT resources to meet the specific needs of learners and students.

The launch of this ICT centre will promote and improve the use of technology and innovation in the TVET sector. It will also improve and uplift the lives of poor and disadvantaged communities.

The media are invited as follows:

Venue:   Sekhukhune TVET College, CS Barlow Campus, Motetema, Limpopo

Date:       Thursday, 20 May 2021

Time:       09:00

Enquiries:

Mandla Tshabalala at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 084 304 6239

Issued by the Ministry of Higher Education, Science and Innovation

19 May2021

Pretoria