E-L Jam to obtain 7,525 tablets for National census

Acting Chief Executive Officer of e-LJam - Andrew Lee noted that e-LJam has the responsibility to obtain 7,525 tablets, 40 charging carts, 40 projectors & 4,000 power banks for the forthcoming census via using government obtainment guidelines.

Jamaica: The Statistical Institute of Jamaica – STATIN did a partnership with the e-Learning Jamaica Limited (e-LJam) and the Ministry of Education, Youth, and Information to obtain electronic devices to be used in the 2022 National Census.

Acting Chief Executive Officer of e-LJam – Andrew Lee noted that e-LJam has the responsibility to obtain 7,525 tablets, 40 charging carts, 40 projectors & 4,000 power banks for the forthcoming census via using government obtainment guidelines.

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The Acting e-Learning CEO has expressed happiness in doing the partnership and welcomed future partnerships with other government ministries, agencies & departments.

The Deputy Director-General of STATIN – Leesha Delatie-Budair, also was present at the session and emphasized on the memorandum of understanding which was signed by all the three parties.

The Director-General further added that the devices would be donated to the – MoEYI in order to provide support of Tablets in School Programme once the census is completed.

Delatie-Budair asserted, “When STATIN begin the planning for the census about 5 years ago, one of the things we wanted to do was to work and forge strategic partnerships with various companies, both governmental & non-governmental, to make this census as efficient as possible.”

She further noted that STATIN is the aware ability of e-learning to obtain thousands of devices as well as the requirement for more electronic devices in the school.

She outlined that the devices which are to be obtained by e-Learning would be utilized by the data collectors in the field to gather data in a timely and effective manner.

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“We will do work with the other government agencies to make sure that they leverage our expertise in the technology devices so that this partnership was greatly welcomed,” Mr Lee added.

E-LJam’s Acting Chief Executive Officer added that the primary focus of e-Learning Jamaica is implanting technology in public-sector schools.