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  • State Minister in the Education, Youth and Information Ministry, Hon. Floyd Green, says the Government is committed to removing obstacles to education in Jamaica.
  • According to the State Minister, the online learning portal is in keeping with the Ministry’s drive to ensure that all students receive a fulsome education.
  • The content is supported with short audio and video clips, and pictures as well as learning and testing support from qualified teachers.

State Minister in the Education, Youth and Information Ministry, Hon. Floyd Green, says the Government is committed to removing obstacles to education in Jamaica.

“We do not want there to be any barriers to our children attaining the transformative education that they need,” the State Minister said.

He was speaking at the launch of the Go GSAT LearningHub.Online at the Jessie Ripoll Primary School in Kingston on May 4.

The platform, which targets students sitting the Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT), Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) and the Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE), is being offered in partnership with telecommunications giant, Digicel.

According to the State Minister, the online learning portal is in keeping with the Ministry’s drive to ensure that all students receive a fulsome education.

Energy, Science and Technology Minister, Dr. the Hon. Andrew Wheatley, in remarks read by Chairman of Spectrum Management Authority Limited, Trevor Forrest, also endorsed the online learning tool.

“It recognises the potential to increase learning opportunities,” the Minister said.

Described as a “game-changer” by Go GSAT Director, Leahcim Semaj, LearningHub.Online provides students with a rich and engaging experience to pass their exams the first time.

The content is supported with short audio and video clips, and pictures as well as learning and testing support from qualified teachers.

Through games, interactions and quizzes, students can accumulate points which are redeemable for various Digicel products.

Group Projects Director of Digicel, Lisa Williams, noted that the company is “delighted to be marrying our twin passions of technology innovation and educational development to ensure that everyone in the Caribbean can get access to the best education.”

For further information persons can visit www.learninghub.online.