of the objectives of BOFESETE is to explore ways and means
of providing tangible economic benefits for its members, and
in line with that objective, a deal has been signed with Apple
Centre to facilitate ownership of computers by teachers. The
Honourable Minister for Education Mr. G. Kgoroba officially
launched this deal in December 2000.
of the scheme
scheme allows teachers the opportunity to purchase computers
at concessionary rate and to pay for them using the salary
stop order, like people do with insurance, funeral cover etc.
The objective is to encourage more teachers to own personal
computers. This is useful in the personal and professional
work. The idea is to encourage more teachers to be computer
literate and proficient so that teachers are not left behind
in the Information and Communications Revolution taking place.
does one qualify for the scheme?
only way to access the scheme is to be a member of BOFESETE.
If you are a secondary school teachers your first task is
to fill out an application form for BOFESETE. (A simple process,
just call 570-845 and ask for a form and fax the same back
or email at email@example.com).
does the process work?
get in contact with Apple Centre and speak to Alan, Monthusi
or Kim at 359-770 or email, their email addresses are firstname.lastname@example.org,
to identify the package of computers and other services that
you would like to purchase e.g. Internet access, computer
table, training etc. (refer to broacher for full list of products
and services available with the scheme). Apple Centre will
then give you a quote and tell you what your deposit and monthly
will be, depending also on your repayment period.
step is to get in touch with BOFESETE office to first confirm
your membership and then sign a salary deduction agreement
form. Remember BOFESETE will be deducting your monthly payments
from your salary to pay Apple Centre on your behalf. You don’t
have to worry about paying Apple Centre every month. There
is a token P10.00 administration fee payable to BOFESETE every
month inclusive in the deduction. New members we require a
waiting period of one calendar month, just to confirm that
deductions have been processed.