Presentation on theme: "DEPARTMENT OF BASIC EDUCATION (DBE) SCHOOLS’ CONNECTIVITY & BROADBAND PROGRESS REPORT DBE-DTPS JOINT PORTFOLIO COMMITTEE MEETING 12 September 2014."— Presentation transcript:
DEPARTMENT OF BASIC EDUCATION (DBE) SCHOOLS’ CONNECTIVITY & BROADBAND PROGRESS REPORT DBE-DTPS JOINT PORTFOLIO COMMITTEE MEETING 12 September 2014
DBE – ICT PRESENTATION PURPOSE To present a progress report to the joint portfolio Committees of DBE and DTPS on Broadband and Connectivity of schools.
THE PRESENTATION OUTLINE Introduction Background Progress Made –Phase 1: FIFA World Cup Legacy Project DBE Vodacom Initiative –Phase 2: Broadband Policy – SA Connects License Obligations DBE Connectivity Targets for 2014 – 2019 Conclusion
On 26 March 2012, the Department of Basic Education (DBE), the Provincial Departments of Education (PDEs), the Department of Communication (DoC) and Telkom SA signed a Masters Services Agreement to provide connectivity to schools in the Proof of Concept Districts (POC) and selected Dinaledi schools. The funding of this project was secured from the 2010 Soccer World Cup Legacy Fund by the DOC for the implementation of Phase 1 of the Connectivity Plan for Schools. Proof of Concept
PHASE1 - CONNECTIVITY INITIATIVES 2010 FIFA WORLD CUP LEGACY PROJEC: 1650 POC schools, including 125 Dinaledi schools have been connected; 1244 POC schools (excluding GP, WC school & Dinaledi schools) out 1250 earmarked for EUDs, are in possession of their EUDs; Audit of the project has been conducted and a report compiled and forwarded to Telkom and the DTPS DBE – VODACOM FOUNDATION PARTNERSHIP 2013-14, - 31 Teacher Centres were connected and Resourced. This is in addition of the 9 ICT resource centers in the POC districts; 2014-15, - 20 more Teacher Centers are expected to be connected and resourced
A. BROADBAND POLICY (SA CONNECTS) Tasks teams to action the Broadband Policy have been constituted under the leadership of the Department of Telecommunications and Postal Services (DTPS) Provincial Broadband Consultative Meetings have taken place with all Provinces, except Mpumalanga (scheduled for 12 September 2014). The DBE has been actively involved in the visits. The 2014-2016 Business case, that includes the connectivity of about 4, 444 schools located in the 20 Km radius of the 698 National Health Insurance (NHI) pilots districts has been submitted to National Treasury by the DTPS. The DBE prepared and submitted to the DTPS, both, the User Requirements (Annexure B); for schools to be connected and the list of concerned schools. The Provincial Broadband Consultative meetings have revealed that: –Provinces are at different phases of implementing the Broadband policy. –Provinces such as GP and Western are at advanced stage of implementation, therefore schools from these Provinces, located in the 20 Km of the NHI districts, were not included in the initial Business case (2014-2016) submitted to National Treasury in July 2014.
B. LICENSE OBLIGATIONS 2013-14, the DBE submitted a list of about 3200 schools to the DTPS to be connected through the Universal License Obligation imposed to the Licensees (Network Operators) by ICASA; Due to the outdated status of the Universal Service and Access License Obligations, ICASA amended the act which was published for public comment late last year (Annexure C). This process delayed the connectivity of the earmarked schools; Vodacom is reported to have gone ahead and connected about 333 schools but only 60 of them were connected as per the Specifications submitted to ICASA by the DBE The DBE has provided ICASA with ICT Specifications for Special schools and their list therefore (about 400 special schools)
Rollout the Educational Network SCHOOLS' CONNECTIVITY Nationally number of schools Base line Remaining schools to be connected for Connected schools for Admin % of Connected schools for Admin Connected schools for T&L % of connected schools for Teaching & Learning Admin Purpose Teaching & Learning 24434 7076295227211735819207 EC5562 00255555625307 FS1327 84364275214841052 GP2183 14896820979669486 KZN5937 1405248531445325084 LP3924 0 0 MP1948 0162819481786 NC553 354 64 137 25199416 NW1542 1002381501304 WC1458 14439912108315248 Breakdown and numeric targets for schools connectivity for the next 5 years in line with National Broadband Policy The Educational Network is currently under construction (dbecloud)
Activity 4: Rollout the Educational Network SCHOOLS' CONNECTIVITY Nationally number of schools Year 2 (2015-16) 50% of all schools have access to the e- admin VPN 50% of all schools have access to e- education VPN 24434 5207576286799604 EC5562 1669159227812654 FS1327 145316242526 GP2183 2082634743 KZN5937 1360152522662542 LP3924 1177 1962 MP1948 584536974893 NC553 60125100208 NW1542 -391-652 WC1458 5748124 Breakdown and numeric targets for schools connectivity for the next 5 years in line with National Broadband Policy
Activity 4: Rollout the Educational Network SCHOOLS' CONNECTIVITY Nationally number of schools Year 3 (2016-17)Year 4 (2017-18) 80% of all schools have access to the e- admin VPN 65% of all schools have access to an ICT facility for T&l 100% of all schools have access to the e- admin VPN 80% of all schools have access to an ICT facility for T&l 24434 13886124851735815366 EC5562 4450345055624246 FS1327 387684484842 GP2183 5555669469 KZN5937 3626330545324067 LP3924 3139255139243139 MP1948 1558116119481429 NC553 159270199333 NW1542 -848-1043 WC1458 1216115198 Breakdown and numeric targets for schools connectivity for the next 5 years in line with National Broadband Policy
Website: www.education.gov.za Call Centre: 0800 202 933 | email@example.com Twitter: @DBE_SA | Facebook: DBE SA Conclusion: The Portfolio Committees note and discuss progress made in Broadband and School Connectivity.