Castries, Saint Lucia: On the eve of the reopening 3e22of the 2022/2023 academic year, 2100 Chromebooks and 2120 tablets will be distributed to secondary and primary school students.
STUDENTS FROM FORMS ONE TO THREE WILL RECEIVE LAPTOPS EQUIPPED WITH THE GOOGLE FOR EDUCATION WORKSPACE.
Minister of Education Shawn Edward joined the orientation exercise of incoming first formers at the Castries Comprehensive Secondary School on Thursday, Sep. 1, to officially hand over laptops to students, marking the commencement of the island-wide distribution.
Students from forms one to three will receive laptops equipped with Google for Education Workspace which includes Google classroom, Google Meet, Google docs and other applications which will offer students a multifaceted approach to learning and support teachers with instruction and diversifying options for assessment and record keeping.
The devices were secured as part of the Caribbean Digital Transformation Program (CARDTP) which ultimately seeks to develop a Digitally Enabling Environment in Saint Lucia.
The Ministry of Education, from January 2022 secured over 6700 Chromebooks and more devices are set to be secured, before the academic school year ends, in 2023.
The Minister is elated and wishes to commend all parties involved, working together to be one step closer to achieving the mandate of one laptop per child.