The Ministry of Education received 800 of ten thousand (10,000) devices on November 12, 2020 at a ceremony held at TATT’s offices in Barataria.
This represents the first tranche of devices available via a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Telecommunication Authority of Trinidad and Tobago (TATT), which will allow for the supply of ICT-enabled devices and SIM cards with data plans to Public Schools in Trinidad and Tobago.
In an unprecedented collaboration, telecom providers Telecommunications Services of Trinidad and Tobago Limited (TSTT) and Digicel (Trinidad & Tobago) Limited have come together to procure and provide the devices. Minister of Education, Dr. Nyan Gadsby-Dolly, in addressing the small group, acknowledged the tenacity of these and so many other donors in securing devices as Trinidad and Tobago competes with the global demand for technology caused by the pandemic.
In-need students at public schools across Trinidad and Tobago will receive the ICT-enabled devices, which come with screen protectors and cases, as well as SIM cards with mobile internet packages from the mobile service providers.
The provision of these devices supports the Government of Trinidad and Tobago’s commitment to ensuring an equitable, accessible and quality education for all learners.