Thursday 26 November, 2020

Watch: E-Learning hands over tablets to St Andrew students

Education Minister Fayval Williams and three of the beneficiaries during the recent handing over ceremony.

Education Minister Fayval Williams and three of the beneficiaries during the recent handing over ceremony.

CEO of E-Learning Jamaica, Keith Smith says the company is on track to complete the distribution of 40,000 tablets to students by November 4. 

Smith made the announcement recently at a handing over ceremony at the Jones Town Primary School in St Andrew.

Jones Town Primary received 60 tablets; Iris Gelly Primary received 160 tablets and Trench Town Primary received 18 tablets during the ceremony.

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Minister of Education, Youth and Information, Fayval Williams says the tablets are for students in grades four, five and six who are on the Programme of Advancement through Health and Education (PATH). She says laptops are being procured for older students on PATH.

In the meantime, Member of Parliament for St Andrew Southern, Mark Golding is welcoming the provision of tablets at the primary level.

Golding says it is important to raise the standard in basic and primary schools as this will ultimately lead to better-performing students across the system.

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