Tablets Of Teachers Programme Rolls Out Tuesday

The ‘Tablets for Teachers’ programme rolls out on Tuesday (July 7) with the distribution of devices to educators at the Hope Valley Experimental School, located at 2-4 University Road, Kingston 7.

Minister of Science, Energy and Technology, Hon. Fayval Williams, is scheduled to bring greetings at the function and assist with the handing out of the tablets procured by e-Learning Jamaica (e-LJam).

Another presentation ceremony is scheduled for July 9 at Balcombe Drive Primary and Junior High, Kingston 11.

Postal Service To Help Deliver Tablets For Teachers

Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of e-Learning Jamaica Limited, Keith Smith, says that the company has reached an agreement with the postal service (Jamaica Post) for the distribution of some 25,000 tablet computers to the nation’s teachers.

“In partnership with the postal service (Jamaica Post), we will do central distribution to the principals of the schools, who will then distribute to their teachers,” he told JIS News.

65,000 Tablets Being Procured For Schools, Teachers

Keith Smith

Chief Executive Officer of e-Learning Jamaica, Keith Smith, says Cabinet has approved the procurement of 40,000 tablet computers for students and 25,000 devices for teachers, under the Tablets in Schools Project.

“We are now finalising contracts with the vendors,” he told JIS News in a recent interview.

A new phase of the project, which is to be renamed ‘Technology in Infant and Primary Schools Programme’, will start in the upcoming 2020/2021 fiscal year.