Telematic Schools Project wins award for innovation
1 April 2021
The Telematic Schools Project was recently awarded the 1st runner up prize at the Centre for Public Service Innovation (CPSI) Innovation Awards ceremony in Pretoria.
The awards programme targets all three spheres of government, innovation practitioners, as well as partners from the private sector and academia.
The Telematic Schools Project is an initiative between the Western Cape Education Department (WCED) and Stellenbosch University to implement education through technology. The project provides lessons via satellite and live streaming to Grade 10 - 12 learners.
Brian Schreuder, Head of Education in the Western Cape, congratulated the Further Education and Training (FET) Curriculum team for the success of the programme. “As in so many ways, this innovation has led the way in South Africa in a way that many do not yet understand. Well done. You make us proud and inspire us to redouble our efforts in innovative practices, especially (but not only) in the field of curriculum, teaching and learning.”
Rodney Johnson and Zainab Suliman represented the WCED and Stellenbosch University at the award ceremony. “The award really belongs to the entire Telematics Team consisting of WCED Senior Management, Senior Curriculum Planners, Telematics Presenters, the Studio Support Team as well as the Telematics Champions at schools,” Johnson said.
He added that they would like to thank the FET Director, Don Haripersad and Chief Education Specialist, Dr Glynis Schreuder, for nominating the project in the annual CPSI Innovation Awards.