The Government of Jamaica (GOJ), through the Ministry of Education and Youth (MOEY), is providing electronic versions of printed textbooks that can be retrieved on various digital devices by secondary-level students.
Approximately $158 million has been spent on eBooks this year for Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) subjects including English Language (grades seven to 11); Integrated Science (grades seven to nine); Principles of Accounts (grades 10-11); and Principles of Business (grades 10-11).
The process begins with school administrators identifying students who have or are able to access devices. A list of these pupils is then compiled and sent to the MOEY. The Ministry, based on availability, will then distribute eBooks to selected students.
To be considered for selection, students must meet the following criteria:
• Own or have access to a laptop or tablet
• Have internet access, with school-level access being sufficient for the initial download
• Should not possess hard copies of the book(s)
To ensure access to these electronic resources, students must redeem the eBook licence within 30 days of receipt, otherwise the licence will be revoked. The Ministry will reassign unredeemed codes to other students.
For additional information, contact:
Ministry of Education and Youth
2-4 National Heroes Circle
YouTube: @moe Jamaica