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Education ministry signs deal to offer students free access to Microsoft Office 365 tools


JIS: The Ministry of Education, Youth and Information recently signed an agreement with Microsoft to provide administrative staff, teachers and students free access to Microsoft Office 365 tools, such as OneNote, Word, Excel and PowerPoint, across PCs, tablets and smartphones.


Education Minister Senator Ruel Reid during the signing said that the agreement with Microsoft is “a step forward in realising our mission of having a nation empowered by a dynamic system of care, education and training.”


“Now, more than ever, there’s an immediate need to accelerate the transformation of our education system, so we have students equipped with the knowledge needed to be productive members of our country in the 21st century, and teachers and staff that feel empowered with appropriate tools to transform the teaching-learning process,” Reid stated.