Digital education programme rolls out in Region One

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The ProFuturo digital and interactive Information and Communication Technology (ICT) programme was launched in Region One on Monday.

The programme will allow primary level students to access digital content and interactive material to improve learning experiences.

The programme was first launched at Hosororo Primary School in Region One- Barima Waini.

Approximately 449 teachers from 28 schools across Guyana have received or are in the process of receiving training on the use of the technologies and other intricacies associated with the programme for its rollout at the other schools.

Minister of Education Nicolette Henry said that this demonstrates the government’s commitment to reducing the gap between the coast and hinterland communities.

Students of the Hosororo Primary School (Ministry of Education Photo)

The Minister said in order for the nation’s children to be competitive at the global level, ICT must play a central role in the education delivery process.

The programme centres on the teachers and the students utilizing tablets, laptops and other gadgets and devices, to assist with methodologies and content in the classroom.

Guyana was the first country in the Caribbean to meet the requirements to be signed onto the programme.

In May 2019, Minister Henry inked an agreement between ProFuturo and the Organisation of American States (OAS) in Washington DC.

The agreement will allow over 5,000 boys and girls from communities across Guyana to benefit from the use of technologies and on incorporating innovative methodologies in classrooms at the primary level.

Other primary schools to benefit from the programme include, Mabaruma, Hosororo, Barabina, Wauna, All Saints, Betsy Ground, Cumberland, Edingburg, Fort Ordinance, Gangaram, New Amsterdam, Overwinning, Rose Hall Estate, Sandvoort, Sheet Anchor, Lochaber, St. Aloysius, St. Therese’s, Amelia’s Ward, Coomacka, McKenzie, One Mile, Regma, St. Aidens, Watooka Day, Wismar Hill, Christianburg and Bamia.

 

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