Cabinet Approves Full Roll-Out of Tablets in Schools Programme

Senator the Honourable Ruel Reid Minister of Education, Youth and Information State of the Nation Debate
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Jamaica News: Cabinet has approved the full roll-out of the Tablets in Schools Programme in 1,106 educational institutions and a pilot ‘Bring Your Own Device’ initiative in 25 schools.

Education, Youth and Information Minister, Senator the Hon. Ruel Reid, made the disclosure during his back-to-school broadcast on January 6.

Senator Reid also informed that the Ministry, in collaboration with the Overseas Examinations Commission (OEC), delivered on its commitment to enhance the information and communications technology (ICT) capabilities of selected secondary schools across the island.

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“This commitment was followed by an investment of $250 million. As of last January, 26 secondary-level schools, which were previously earmarked to benefit under the first tranche of this initiative, started to receive ICT equipment, inclusive of computers, software and security systems,” he said.

He added that, to date, deliveries of 30 computer systems have been made to 26 schools.

“Through all the initiatives, over 6,000 computers and aided devices will be provided to schools at all levels,” Senator Reid said.

 

Source: JIS News

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