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JTA Gets Funding To Provide Teachers With Tablets

Minister of Science and Technology Dr Andrew Wheatley has committed to providing $US40,000 (J$5.2m) to the Jamaica Teachers' Association (JTA) to be used to procure tablets for educators.

Speaking at the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) workshop hosted by the JTA this week, Wheatley said that it was important that teachers were equipped with the necessary tools to ensure that they were able to compete globally.

"As the ministry, we are doing our part to supply the technology to our schools. We are making sure that we fully work out the tablets-in-schools project by September. So, teachers, we will be equipping you," Wheatley declared at the event, which was held at the Excelsior Community College in St Andrew.

Read the full article online in The Gleaner