Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley joined Minister of Education, Dr. Nyan Gadsby-Dolly and Minister of Digital Transformation, Senato Hassel Bacchus at the launch of the Ministry of Education’s Digital Transformation Programme, MOE ACCESS held at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Port of Spain on Tuesday.
Under the theme “Unlocking the Future of Education, the programme allows the Ministry of Education to make strategic decisions that impact the education sector with present and future technological advances in mind.
The critical objectives of the Digital Transformation Programme are:
– To support the embedding of digital technologies in teaching, learning and assessment.
– To upgrade digital technology infrastructure in all Schools.
– To promote administrative growth and increased value from service delivery improvements.
– To support vulnerable and marginalised populations within communities.
– To apply dedicated funding and resources to facilitate upskilling of all personnel.
Delivering the feature address, Prime Minister Rowley said “ the MoE Access initiative brings together two key elements of the Government’s strategy for achieving Sustainable Development in Trinidad and Tobago. The first is the priority that we have placed on Education, and our steadfast commitment to ensuring that all citizens, especially our young people, are equipped to navigate today’s fast-paced and rapidly evolving world… The second element that we are focusing on today is of course Digital Technology, which presents significant opportunities for us in Trinidad and Tobago.”
Dr Rowley said, “what these events have shown us is that, Digital Technology, when appropriately deployed, and made accessible to everyone, has the power to positively transform our lives for the better.”
The Prime Minister stated that this important venture will significantly advance the infusion of digital technology into our Education system, and support the Government’s strategic thrust towards Sustainable Development at the national level.
WATCH the PM’s full address below: