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Improved internet connectivity for schools by September - Williams

Fayval Williams
 
Education Minister Fayval Williams says schools will have improved internet connectivity, when the new academic year begins in September. 
 
Some school administrators, as well as the Jamaica Teachers' Association are apprehensive about the plans for the new school year in light of the COVID-19 pandemic and the online challenges faced by teachers and students the previous year.
 
The shift from the classroom to computer and phone screens has proven to be especially daunting for the school population in rural areas.
 
In an interview with Radio Jamaica News, Mrs Williams said data gathered from schools are being further analysed to determine the intervention required.
 
"Now, we have described for each of our schools in Jamaica the minimum bandwidth that they have to have and we are working to ensure that that happens for the coming school year. I'm not saying that come September, everything is going to be perfect, but schools are going to begin to see better internet connectivity," she announced.  
 
Mrs Williams said rural schools will be given priority.
 


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