The Telecommunications Authority of TT, through its Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Ministry of Education is expected to provide 2,400 more ICT-enabled devices for students by the end of January.
In a media release, the Education Ministry said TATT signed the MoU to put 10,000 devices, with SIM cards and data plans, into the hands of pupils.
The Ministry says 800 devices were received last November and given to students writing exams at 40 schools.
When the next batch of 2,400 is provided, there will be 6,800 devices left to be provided and the Ministry notes that these will be delivered in batches.
TATT also plans to provide ICT training in support of the at-home learning environment.
The TATT initiative will provide underserved public schools with ICT skills training, specifically those who were the beneficiaries of the ICT-enabled devices. This will include the launch of public education campaigns via print and social media; direct user training in specific geographic locations or any other platform that may address the targeted audience.
The Ministry said the provision of these devices supports the goal of equitable, accessible and quality education for all learners.