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State Minister in the Ministry of Industry, Technology, Energy and Commerce, Senator Kern Spencer, yesterday (January 25), presented 10 new computers to the Siloah Primary School in St. Elizabeth.
Making the presentation, Senator Spencer noted that he was quite happy to have secured the “gift” for the students and teachers of the school.
“The children are the future, so it is of paramount importance that they are not left behind in the drive towards the use of information technology,” he said.
Senator Spencer said that his vision was for Information and Communication Technology (ICT) to be made accessible to as many rural schools as possible.”I am extremely committed to the development of rural Jamaica, so I say if computers are going into schools in Kingston on a regular basis, then constituencies in rural Jamaica must also have the same advantage,” he stressed.
The State Minister said the Ministry was well aware of how quickly the world was changing in terms of technology, especially as it related to the digital spectrum.
“It is the vision of our Prime Minister that there is the creation of a knowledge based society and we have been making significant strides in this regard. It is our intention that no one be left behind on the information super highway; every individual must have access to the technology that exists,” he said.