Schools Should Not Take Devices From Students

Forty thousand tablets have so far been provided to PATH students to access online education.

But as students log on to their classes, concerns have been raised by some parents who say they were told that the devices will be taken from the students at the end of the school year.

Minister of Education Fayval Williams says the devices should not be taken from students.

The two week face to face pilot programme ended Friday. The Minister says the performance of the seventeen schools on complying with the strict COVID-19 protocol schools is satisfactory.

But some areas need improvement. 

Chief Executive Officer at E-Learning Jamaica, Keith Smith says in addition to procurement and distribution, E-Learning is also actively working to boost the security management of the tablets.

Minister Williams further notes that internet connectivity will be implemented in one hundred schools to provide educators and students with reliable internet as learning  continues online.