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Fundi introduces innovative technology for schools

South Africa’s leading education fund administrator has recently introduced a cashless system in the form of a bracelet to digitise payments for primary school pupils. Fundi’s bracelet, FundiPay allows parents to load pocket money into a learner or student’s account...

6 Ghanian schools set for e-schooling

Six schools have benefitted from the first phase of the New Partnership for African Development (NEPAD) e-school initiative in Ghana. This initiative aims to equip young people with the skills and knowledge they need to participate in the global...

Biometric access could control SA schools

Many schools in South Africa may have considered biometric access control as a means of combating truancy and ensuring learner safety and security. In the UK, an estimated 30% of all schools use biometric access control.  Although concerns have been...

Ban Ki-moon endorses ITU Connect a School

ITU is encouraging its Member States to adopt school-based community broadband plans to bring ICT access to disadvantaged and vulnerable groups. The ITU effort was endorsed by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon at the ITU TELECOM WORLD Youth Forum, in...

UN to provide 500,000 PC’s to schools in developing world

NComputing, a provider of ultra low-cost computing solutions, is partnering with the United Nations to provide computers for educational purposes to schools in developing countries. The program, under the direction of the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs...

Shuttleworth Foundation announces open source school admin app

The Shuttleworth Foundation has announced the release of SchoolTool 1.0, a web-based open source student information system and calendar server for primary and secondary schools around the world. Developed by the Foundation’s SchoolTool development team, the product includes...

Schools in Rwanda awaiting 100 000 computers

The One Laptop per Child (OLPC), a government initiative in Rwanda, is considering importing 100 000 computers to boost the programme’s overall efficiency. The New Times reported that the coordinator of the OLPC programme, Richard Niyonkuru said that they want...
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