The government of Jamaica has announced that it will be providing more than 20,000 computers to close to 200 primary schools within the next few months.
Minister of Education, Youth and Information Senator Ruel Reid, was quoted as saying during his contribution to the 2018/19 State of the Nation Debate in the Senate last Friday that the Government’s investment in education is in line with Vision 2030.
Senator Reid said that the government agency, E-Learning Jamaica, will be delivering the computers to the schools as part of an 11-year roll-out project.
In addition, he said the Overseas Examinations Commission (OEC) is delivering on its commitment to enhance the information and communication technology (ICT) capabilities of selected secondary schools across the island, through an investment of $250 million.
The minister said that this effort is aimed at reforming the early childhood sector into one that focuses on achieving optimal development for all children from birth to eight years.