The Eastern Cape Education Department under fire for the leasing of tablets for the Grade 12 pupils which will cost over R400 million

The Eastern Cape Education Department under fire for the leasing of tablets for the Grade 12 pupils which will cost over R400 million.

According to the reports, the contract amount which was initially indicated as R160 Million has balloned to R404.8million Kojana did not state the reasons for the contract increasing over twice it’s original value.

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During the presentation titled “ICT investment in Schools”, Kojana provided a breakdown of the costs of the contracts a follows:

R192.4 million for 55,000 Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0-inch LTE tablets.

R95.9 million for SIM cards with data

R31.6 million for maintance over the years

R18 million for kickstand cases

R13 million for on-stand delivery

R5.9 milion for Samsung Knox ecurity fetures

R4 million for apps

R2.4 million for setup costs

R659,450 for engraving

R60, 390 for screen protectors and pouches

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