News update Telecoms and ICT in Africa - Issue no 13 on 17 March 2000

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Education and ICT in South Africa - what's the payoff?

17 March 2000

COMING SOON: A SHONA LANGUAGE SITE AND THE INTERNET IN GHANA NEWS UPDATE 13.1 - EDUCATION AND ICT - WHAT'S THE PAY-OFF? The value of ICT in assisting development is heavily contested from some quarters. Development NGOs contrast the vast sums that might be spent on it with the absence of many basic services in Africa. Neil Butcher who has carried out research into the use of ICTs in the key area of education (in South Africa) looks at why it is used, what it might achieve and what the pitfalls are for those who use it. Does his account…