September 7, 2016 IBOMLLC Team

The Government of Jamaica to spend $2.1 Billion to equip Schools with ICT facilities

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The Government of Jamaica has embarked on the implementation of the second phase of the Tablets in Schools program across the country. Over the next three years, Jamaica plans to spend $2.1 billion to equip schools with tablets for the second phase of the program.

While talking to JIS News the Minister of Education, Youth, and Information Senator Ruel Reid said the second phase will be carried out differently from the previous. In the first phase, each student received their own individual tablets. In phase two, the tablets will be given out per classroom.

Students who already have tablets or whose parents can afford to purchase tablets will be asked to bring them to school just the same,” said Senator Reid.

The Government will also provide a set of the devices for each class, to be secured and kept by the school rather than allowing students to take them home.”

On the first year of phase two of the project, some 221 primary and infant school will receive the tablets. The teachers’ colleges are also set to benefit from these tablets too within a short time.

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