Dig­i­cel Equips Mi­coud Sec­ondary School’s LRC

The Star (St. Lucia) - - LOCAL -

St. Lu­cia: In keep­ing with Dig­i­cel's com­mit­ment to the ad­vance­ment of ed­u­ca­tion in St. Lu­cia, the com­pany on Wed­nes­day March 18th equipped the Mi­coud Sec­ondary School's newly re­fur­bished Learn­ing Re­source Cen­tre (LRC) with four­teen com­put­ers. The Mi­coud Sec­ondary School's Learn­ing Re­source Cen­tre was in Oc­to­ber of 2014 se­verely de­stroyed by fire. The school suf­fered a ma­jor loss and is to date still on a shift sys­tem and has had to op­er­ate from the Mi­coud Mul­ti­pur­pose Cen­tre and the Anse-Ger Sec­ondary School.

The school lost all teach­ing and learn­ing ma­te­rial and ma­chines in the fire, from com­put­ers to pho­to­copy­ing ma­chines, elec­tronic white board among oth­ers. In to­day's en­vi­ron­ment of tech­no­log­i­cal ad­vance­ments and the cre­ative in­cor­po­ra­tion and use of In­for­ma­tion Tech­nol­ogy in the ed­u­ca­tion cur­ricu­lum, a func­tional and up to date LRC is par­tic­u­larly es­sen­tial to foster ef­fi­cient de­liv­ery and un­der­stand­ing of lessons and pro­grammes. The in­ten­tion of an LRC is to en­hance the im­pact and qual­ity of learn­ing and teach­ings through in­no­va­tive lessons and the use of in­for­ma­tion tech­nol­ogy; in light of such a ma­jor loss, the Mi­coud Sec­ondary School was fur­ther de­prived.

Vice Prin­ci­pal of the Mi­coud Sec­ondary School Mrs. An­nie Maryat in re­ceiv­ing the ma­chines on be­half of the school said ‘We can­not be more ap­pre­cia­tive to Dig­i­cel for such a timely do­na­tion. We are im­mensely grate­ful for their con­sid­er­a­tion of the Mi­coud School and I re­ally don't know how much I can em­pha­size how timely this do­na­tion is. Since the un­for­tu­nate fire in­ci­dent the stu­dents, have been se­verely dis­ad­van­taged and we haven't been able to rem­edy this as ide­ally as we would have wanted to.'

Dig­i­cel's Mar­ket­ing and Com­mu­ni­ca­tions Ex­ec­u­tive Louise Vic­tor said, "Dig­i­cel be­ing a leader and the first com­mu­ni­ca­tions com­pany to en­sure the in­tro­duc­tion of the lat­est cut­ting edge tech­nol­ogy to St Lu­cia, rec­og­nizes that In­for­ma­tion Tech­nol­ogy is an in­te­gral part of the ed­u­ca­tion and learn­ing sys­tem. A sec­ondary school hav­ing its Learn­ing Re­source Cen­tre de­stroyed and out of com­mis­sion for 6 months, will be at great dis­ad­van­tage in ed­u­cat­ing the stu­dents and pre­par­ing them for Caribbean Ex­am­i­na­tion Coun­cil (CXC). Rec­og­niz­ing this and in en­sur­ing that the stu­dents have the nec­es­sary tools re­quired for their tech­no­log­i­cal devel­op­ment, Dig­i­cel pro­vided four­teen com­put­ers to the School for fur­nish­ing of the LRC.

Dig­i­cel re­mains com­mit­ted to con­tribut­ing to the devel­op­ment of the ed­u­ca­tional and tech­no­log­i­cal land­scape of St. Lu­cia."

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