THE USE OF UNLICENSED OR PIRATED COMPUTER SOFTWARE IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS
It has come to the attention of the KwaZulu-Natal Department of Education that some schools (both public and private) are using pirated and /or unlicensed computer software.
This results in such software (pirated/unlicensed) not being supported by vendors and/or large account resellers representing software suppliers.
This practice learners prejudices who are taught using such pirated or unlicensed software as they will not be able to use such software for examination purposes in subjects like Computer Applications Technology.
The use of this software is punishable by law and therefore must be discouraged. Principles of schools, as accounting officers in these institutions, are responsible and accountable for the illegal use in the schools that they manage.