The Calliaqua Anglican School is the most recent school to receive a donation of equipment from the National Telecommunications Regulatory commission (NTRC).
The donation comprised a projector, white board, scanner, speakers and computers, valued at approximately EC$11,000 and were handed over last Friday April 20th, during a brief ceremony held at the school.
The computers are chrome-based and equipped with Google Classroom. Google classroom is a free web service developed by Google for schools, that aims to simplify creating, distributing and grading assignments in a paperless way. It also serves to streamline the process of sharing files between Teachers and students.
Director of the NTRC Apollo Knights said the funds for the equipment donated came from the monies which Digicel and Flow companies pay to the NTRC.
Minister with responsibility for Information Technology and Area Representative for East St. George Camillo Gonsalves said that training will be provided to the Teachers on how to use the Google classroom, which will then be passed to the students.
Principal of the School Corselle Smith expressed gratitude for the equipment, noting that the Computers will be housed in the School’s Resource Room so that Teachers and students could have easy access.
The NTRC made a previous donation to the Fitz Hughes Government School. The next donation will go to the Colonarie Government School.