A total of 1,200 teachers across the public secondary school system have been issued with tablet computers as the Government rolls out the pilot for its Tablets in Schools project, in time for the start of the 2014 academic year.
Parents, guardians and students must sign an agreement in the form of a Pledge to take responsibility for their tablet computers before they are issued to students. The pledge agreements were developed after extensive consultation with stakeholders including information technology developers and suppliers, security advisors; the school community including teachers, principals and chairmen; and the Ministry of Education among others.
A competition to create a mascot design for the e-Learning Tablets in Schools (TIS) Pilot Project concluded in May this year with 57 entries received from students in 30 educational institutions. Akeem Bignott of the Caribbean Maritime Institute produced the winning design, with second and third places going to Shena McLean of Northern Caribbean University and Mekeda Duffus of Immaculate Conception High School respectively.
Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Portia Simpson Miller, has cautioned students against using the tablet computers, provided to them by the Government, to post on YouTube and other social media sites. Mrs. Simpson Miller, who was addressing a distribution exercise at the Haile Selassie High School on Monday, September 29, said that the devices “are […]
How did we ever live without our smartphones or tablets? It seems impossible that just a few short years ago we didn’t have the world at our fingertips wherever we were.