New phase of tablets in schools programme coming


April 07, 2017

The Government will be launching the second phase of the Tablets in Schools Programme in September.

State Minister for Education Floyd Green said the programme will be very different but much more effective, especially in helping to administer a new curriculum and to help teachers.

Under the one-year pilot project, which began in 2014, computer tablets were distributed to some 24,000 students and 1,200 teachers in six pre-primary, 13 primary, five all-age and junior high, and 12 high schools, plus one teachers' college, and one special-education institution.

The project involves collaboration between the education ministry, the science, energy and technology ministry and is being implemented by e-Learning Jamaica Company Limited and the Universal Service Fund.

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