Fifteen thousand teachers are to benefit from the roll-out of the Tablets for Teachers Programme, which should begin in December. e-Learning will be the project implementation agency. Chief Executive Officer of e-Learning, Keith Smith, says the agency is undertaking the procurement process for the tablets. The programme is part of an agreement between the Government and the Jamaica Teachers’ Association to provide teachers in public schools with a 10-inch tablet computer as part of their compensation package. The tablets will be for personal use as well as to help them deliver the curriculum. Mr. Smith pointed out that the first phase of the programme will focus on infant and primary schools, and the second phase on high schools. It’s expected that when the project is completed there should be upwards of 400,000 devices operating in public schools.
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