Online learning will soon become more accessible for a few hundred students as government has announced plans to source 500 laptops to support that learning platform.
In a May 8 statement, Premier and Minister for Finance Andrew Fahie said, Cabinet waived the tender process and decided to award Infinite Solutions a $138,800 contract to source these devices.
“We now look forward to our children and teachers receiving those laptops so that they can continue to prepare for the future of this territory,” the Premier stated.
He said his administration is very much aware that there are challenges associated with the sudden switch to online learning; one being students not having the necessary equipment to facilitate their remote learning.
“As a result, and in order to support their online schooling, as well as a few teachers who have the same needs, Cabinet realised the need for an economic stimulus-response in this area as well,” he stated.
Local education moved from the traditional classroom setting to online learning because of the coronavirus pandemic.
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