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The Ministry of Information has begun implementing a master plan that will see the deployment of advanced wireless technologies to all secondary school students.

  • GATE will utilize cutting edge technology to help teachers bring more collaboration and interactivity into the classroom. Secondary school students will be allocated a modern, 4G LTE enabled computer tablet and 4G LTE broadband Internet connectivity that will transform student learning and increase student-teacher engagement. These students will benefit directly from 4G LTE connectivity Mondays to Fridays from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., and Internet access will be available at home, at school and on the way to school.
  • This component will commence with students in Forms 3 to 5 and will expand to include all secondary school students. Upon completion, up to 6000 students will benefit from this component.
  • Students and families will be offered discounted evening and weekend packages to ensure the whole family can benefit from this new technology.
  • Students will leverage on the expanding world of incredibly powerful education-centric and subject-specific applications that are available via these computer tablets. In fact, the Ministry of Information is developing a directory of the Best Web Sites for Teachers as well as the best applications (apps) in language arts, mathematics, science, social studies and special education.
  • 4G LTE enabled smart boards will be made available on a phased basis to secondary schools, significantly modernizing the teaching and learning environments.
  • A platform will be developed around the computer tablet devices and the 4G LTE network to support an educational hub using cloud computing.
 
 
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