30 Schools to Get 20,000 Tablet Computers

Minister of Science and Technology, Phillip Paulwell says that 20,000 tablet computers will be distributed free of charge to students and teachers at 30 schools across the island.


Paulwell, who was making his presentation to the 2013/14 budget debate Wednesday afternoon, said that the tablets will be issued under the Schools Tablet Computer Programme which will include five early childhood institutions, 10 primary schools, five junior high schools and 10 high schools.

“These tablets will be Wi-Fi and 3G enabled and will come pre-loaded with approved age-appropriate games and apps, Ministry of Education (MOE) prescribed texts and all the software required for students up to Grade 12 to complete their School Based Assessments,” Paulwell said.

The tablets will have security features that will allow them to be tracked if stolen, as well as to block access to inappropriate content, the technology minister said.

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