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Private initiative to distribute 30,000 tablets to primary schools launched

Published:Thursday | January 30, 2014 | 7:37 PM

The Government has welcomed a private initiative launched yesterday to distribute 30,000 tablet-computers to primary schools island wide.

The programme is a joint venture between Teach it to Kids and Wild Rides Party Rentals.

The entities say they are seeking to provide every Jamaican primary school child the ability to have access to learning resources to succeed in school.

State Minister in the Technology Ministry, Julian Robinson, described the move as a strategic one to reduce the import cost associated with textbooks, which can now be loaded onto the tablets.

He said some 133 Community Access Points facilities have already been set up across the island, while another 47 will become operational soon.

The facilities are equipped with computers, Internet access and other equipment.

He said the distribution of the tablets will help to boost technological capabilities of rural folks.


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