Donald Quarrie High Students to Access Online Extra Classes

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  • Students at the Donald Quarrie High School, in East Rural St. Andrew, will soon have access to online extra classes in four Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) subjects.
  • The subjects - Mathematics, English, Physics and Chemistry - will be offered through an innovation developed by One-on-One Educational Services, at a cost of $700,000.
  • They will be offered on technological platforms, including mobile devices, tablets, personal computers and laptops.

Students at the Donald Quarrie High School, in East Rural St. Andrew, will soon have access to online extra classes in four Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) subjects.

The subjects – Mathematics, English, Physics and Chemistry – will be offered through an innovation developed by One-on-One Educational Services, at a cost of $700,000. They will be offered on technological platforms, including mobile devices, tablets, personal computers and laptops.

The announcement was made by Minister of State in the Ministry of Tourism and Entertainment, Hon. Damion Crawford, during the official opening of three new classrooms at the school, on November 17.

“We have paid, signed and sealed (the deal) from the Constituency Development Fund (CDF), for you to be able to access extra lessons, even if you can’t pay for extra lessons,” he said.

Mr. Crawford, who is also Member of Parliament for the area, explained that the undertaking forms part of efforts to ensure that the “drive for education continues.”

He reminded the students that “technology has replaced muscle and so brainpower is now the main power.”

Mr. Crawford said the additional classrooms will provide an “equal education experience” to the students at the institution, by taking it off the double shift system.

“If there is one school with shift and another without, it is not an equal experience and with unequal experiences, you can’t really demand equal outcomes, because the input is not similar,” he added.

Mr. Crawford expressed gratitude to the Ministry of Education, the Board of Management, the Principal and the Norman Manley International Airport for their contributions towards development of the facility.

The new classrooms, built at a cost of $12 million, represent 20 per cent of what the institution needs to become a single shift institution.

One-on-One Educational Services is one of the most acclaimed local institutions offering primary and secondary students a wide range of personalised tutoring services.

The programme includes a suite of integrated functionalities that will give the user the complete learning experience. These functionalities include: interactive high school courses spanning the entire syllabus of Mathematics, English Language and the Sciences; a diagnostic test (powered by artificial intelligence); and a Consult Me Centre (powered by a virtual classroom).

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