St Lucia: The St Lucia Labour Party-led administration has hosted a handing ceremony by donating 3000 e-tablets to be used at Primary Schools on Monday, March 28, 2022.
The handing over Ceremony has been taken place at the primary school, which is joined by Prime Minister Philip J Pierre and the Member of Parliament for Castries South and the Member of Cabinet Ernest Hillarie, school authorities, and the Minister of Education.
Through his Facebook post, Prime Minister Pierre shared a glimpse of the Ceremony in which he is also interacting with the students and outlined the importance of the initiative.
While informing about his participation in the Ceremony, PM Pierre noted, “Today I participated in the handing over Ceremony of 3000 e-tablets which forms part of a targeted intervention to facilitate the participation of primary school children in distributed learning”.
He stated that the Ceremony is important because it accesses the students with distributed learning.
Under the initiatives, programmes such as the one laptop per child, paying facilities fees, paying the fees for CXC Mathematics and English are prioritized to level the playing field for our students.
To uplift digital learning in the country, PM Pierre exclaimed that the distribution assists the students in enlarging their education among them.
Outlining the significance of education, PM Pierre affirmed, “access to proper education and the tools to succeed should not be a luxury. Despite our fiscal challenges, we are committed to providing our teachers and students with the necessary resources to thrive in this modern world”.
Further, Member of Parliament for Castries Constituency of St Lucia, Ernest Hilaire, also outlined the aspects and significance of the distribution of the 300 tablets to the school.
“Handing Over Ceremony for 3000 tablets to be used at Primary Schools. Even before COVID-19, the SLP Government started a school laptop programme to ensure that each child in the education system had access to technology to assist in learning regardless of their economic and social circumstances”, underscored Hilaire.