Grenada to Distribute Tablets in Schools


Above: Grenada (CJ Photo)

By the Caribbean Journal staff

Grenada will be launching a programme to distribute tablet computers in the country’s schools in September, the government announced this week.

The plan will be conducted with help from telecommunications firm LIME, which offered to do so during a meeting that included Prime Minister Dr Keith Mitchell on Tuesday.

In a statement, the government said the purpose of the tablet programme, which has been conducted in several countries in the region, is to expand the role of science and technology improving the local economy.

The plan was first announced by Mitchell during his 2014 budget presentation.

Grenada said once an agreement is reached with LIME, the tablets are slated for installation in time for the new school year.

Tablets have found particular favour in Antigua, where the country has distributed tablets in schools in partnership with Digicel.

In Guyana, the government has embarked on a similar plan to distribute laptops to rural communities, with support from the government of China.