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.
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.
“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.