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The eagerly awaited government laptop initiative is set to return for the upcoming school year. Minister for Education, Shawn Edward, will oversee the distribution of over 4000 devices to secondary school students. The program aims to equip them with the necessary tools for their studies.
Minister Edward, in a speech to Parliament on August 8th, mentioned that every Form One student will have access to a device. He emphasized that the program will be free from political influence and that students from all districts will receive devices.
“Every child in Form One, as we speak today is guaranteed a device. That device has been programmed, it’s has been charged and it is in safe keeping, hoping that when each Form One child in this country, irrespective of the educational district, irrespective of the parent’s political affiliation, will be issued a brand new laptop computer at orientation” Edwards said.
Additionally, Minister Edward stated that this year, the traditional large-scale laptop handover events will be scaled down to avoid disrupting classes.
“We have agreed that no longer should we disrupt the term, to have those ceremonies in the middle of September disrupting the programs of principles” he said “We will make these devices available and there will be symbolic ceremonies, not to disrupt the school.”

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Quinn St. Juste

Quinn St. Juste is a young journalist, with a background in Tourism Management. He has a passion for social and commerce related topics.

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