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150 more primary and early childhood schools to get tablets

Published:Thursday | May 5, 2016 | 5:13 AM

Another 150 primary and early childhood institutions are to benefit from the Government’s Tablets in Schools programme.

Minister of Finance, Audley Shaw, has indicated that a total of 80 tablet computers will be provided to each school.

Shaw says this phase of the programme will focus on boosting the literacy and numeracy of primary and pre-primary students.

 

Finance Minister, Audley Shaw and before him committee member Julian Robinson

The finance minister indicated that the current phase of the Tablets in Schools programme will come to an end in June.

The $1.4 billion Tablets in Schools programme, which began in September 2014, has distributed 25,000 tablet computers to teachers and students in 38 educational institutions islandwide.