Education Ministry of Trinidad & Tobago announces initiatives to incorporate ICT in schools

The Education Ministry has announced several initiatives to incorporate ICT in schools.  According to an article in Newsday, dated May 14, 2014:

One of the new ICT initiatives to be implemented will include 100 interactive white boards being placed into schools. As well, the Ministry recently signed a memorandum of understanding with Intel, partnering with Samsung, to have a smart classroom pilot programme in 20 schools. [Education Minister] Gopeesingh said the Ministry is also looking into implementing e-text books to relieve the students of heavy bookbags.

“Why can’t our students be trained from now with ICT? Students have different capabilities across the spectrum. Our students must be academically balanced,” Gopeesingh said.

In an effort to improve ICT skills of students, the Ministry has partnered with the Organisation of American States (OAS) to host the Virtual Educa Caribbean 2014 conference at the Hyatt Regency on May 19 and 20.

This two-day conference is free and open to the public and specifically targets parents, teachers, students and other education stakeholders.

Read the full Newsday article at,194736.html