Published 24 February 2020
Buckie Got It. St. Kitts and Nevis News Source
CAYON AND DEAN GLASFORD PRIMARY SCHOOLS BENEFIT FROM INTEGRATION OF TECHNOLOGY IN THE CLASSROOM
Basseterre, St. Kitts, February 21, 2020 (SKNIS): The ongoing integration of technology into the curriculum of primary schools in St. Kitts and Nevis is a source of pride for top officials in the Government of St. Kitts and Nevis.
At a town hall meeting on Thursday (February 20, 2020), Minister of Agriculture and Community Development et al., and Parliamentary Representative for Constituency #8, the Honourable Eugene Hamilton, shared that the Cayon Primary School as well as the Dean Glasford Primary School in St. Peter’s were outfitted with brand new computers in 2019.
The Cayon Primary School was equipped with 24 computers late last year while a new computer lab was established with 15 computers at the Dean Glasford Primary School in the first half of 2019.
Principal Valencia Syder noted that the computers have made a positive difference in the learning environment at St. Peter’s. Each class, starting at kindergarten (age 5) is taught basic computer operations. Teachers also integrate technology into their classes making use of the smartboard, smart television and portable Bluetooth speaker at the school.
“The children go and use the technology and understand how to develop themselves for the 21st Century because technology is what is driving the development around the world,” Minister Hamilton told the audience at the Cayon Community Centre.
The computers were provided through a collaborative project between the Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine and the Ministry of Education.
Thursday’s town hall meeting was the first in a series of meetings to be held in the coming weeks. The consultations are dubbed, “Discussions for a Stronger, Safer Future.”