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Students at the Moravia Primary School in Clarendon are now benefiting from computer training, with the establishment of a computer laboratory, which was officially opened on June 14.
The building was constructed and equipped through the efforts of private sector groups and the community, with assistance from the Government.
Addressing teachers, parents and students at the opening ceremony, Minister of State in the Ministry of Industry, Technology, Energy and Commerce, Senator Kern Spencer praised members of the community for their involvement in the project. “This is the kind of partnership that our country needs among private sector groups, civil society and the government to build our nation and to achieve the status of a developed country,” he said.
The State Minister encouraged the students to take care of the computers and the facility, reminding them to think of other students who would use them in the future.
Senator Spencer said the school was now properly equipped to provide computer training as part of its curriculum, and urged the school’s administration not to become satisfied with what they have acquired, but to continue to explore other technology options that could enhance learning at the school.
“The Internet offers a myriad of research options that can assist teachers with their lesson preparation and students with their assignments,” he added. Mr. Spencer said the government was committed to giving young people a solid education.
“The children of today are the leaders of tomorrow. Our mission and mandate therefore is to create an environment that facilitates easy learning and greater access to information, particularly in our schools where the focus is on children gaining knowledge,” he pointed out.
Senator Spencer said the Ministry was aware of the benefits to be derived from the use of computers in schools, citing the e-Learning Project, which is aimed at revolutionizing the way teachers teach and the way students learn.
The project involves the installation of computers and printers to enhance teaching and learning using modern technology. According to the State Minister, the project, which is being implemented at the Grade 10 and 11 levels in 28 secondary schools islandwide, “has been receiving very positive review.”
Also attending the ceremony was Member of Parliament for the area and Minister of State in the Ministry of Housing, Transport, Water and Works, Richard Azan.

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