Daily Observer (Jamaica)

41 Claren­don South East­ern stu­dents get tablets

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Mem­ber of Par­lia­ment for Claren­don South east­ern Pear­nel Charles Jr, and Min­is­ter of education, Youth and In­for­ma­tion Fay­val Wil­liams pre­sented tablets to 41 pri­mary and high school stu­dents across Claren­don South east­ern last Thurs­day.

The event was held at Min­eral Heights Pri­mary School and marked the be­gin­ning of the South East Claren­don Education Trans­for­ma­tion Pro­gramme, as well as the Gov­ern­ment’s greater ef­fort to sup­port the ef­fec­tive and ef­fi­cient im­ple­men­ta­tion of full on­line learning ahead of the new school year.

Open­ing the event, the education min­is­ter ex­plained that “the goal of the min­istry is to en­sure all stu­dents are equipped with the nec­es­sary re­sources to fa­cil­i­tate their on­line education”.

On­line learning, au­dio vis­ual learning and writ­ten ma­te­rial will be used to aid learning for stu­dents across the coun­try.

In the first ses­sion, 21 stu­dents were pre­sented with tablets do­nated by New Fortress En­ergy, and Dig­i­cel sim cards were also handed out to as­sist with In­ter­net ac­cess.

In the sec­ond ses­sion, MP Pear­nel Charles Jr handed over an ad­di­tional 20 tablets to stu­dents across the four mu­nic­i­pal di­vi­sions in the con­stituency.

Min­is­ter Charles noted that “our goal is to sup­port our stu­dents, teach­ers and par­ents dur­ing this chal­leng­ing time, es­pe­cially the most vul­ner­a­ble among us”.

He added that many more fam­i­lies will need sup­port but un­der­lined that this was an im­por­tant first step.

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From left, stu­dent of Moore’s Pri­mary School, Tres­san Grant; Min­is­ter of Education, Youth And In­for­ma­tion Fay­val Wil­liams; com­mu­nity li­ai­son of­fi­cer of New Fortress En­ergy, Joel Camp­bell; and Mem­ber of Par­lia­ment of South East Claren­don, Pear­nel Charles Jr pose for a photo op­pur­tu­nity.
TABLET TIME From left, stu­dent of Moore’s Pri­mary School, Tres­san Grant; Min­is­ter of Education, Youth And In­for­ma­tion Fay­val Wil­liams; com­mu­nity li­ai­son of­fi­cer of New Fortress En­ergy, Joel Camp­bell; and Mem­ber of Par­lia­ment of South East Claren­don, Pear­nel Charles Jr pose for a photo op­pur­tu­nity.

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