(Caribbean360) GEORGETOWN, Guyana– A Wi-Fi programme is being rolled out at secondary schools with Hinterland and remote areas slated to benefit by the end of the first quarter of 2016.
eGovernment Advisor, Floyd Levi said the unit has also been mandated to provide internet access to all tertiary educational institutes.
He said a pilot has already been implemented at President’s College to determine the needs and requirements of other schools.
“What it does is that it gives them access to the eGovernment network, not just for internet access but for all government applications that we will publish on the network,” he explained.
The advisor assured that usage of the Wi-Fi service is monitored to ensure students’ safety and control.
He said the unit is actively pursuing a similar project to service students in the Hinterland and remote areas, who have limited or no access to internet.
To this end, he said that work has already commenced in the Paramakatoi, Region Eight area.
“Some of the subjects that are taught at the CXC levels require that School Based Assessments are submitted online and the students who live here at are a disadvantage with that so we are trying to fix this. The ground work is currently being done and we are working towards getting all elements in place. We have a very ambitious plan for the hinterland and remote areas,” the advisor said.
Additionally, plans are being made for all government ministries, agencies and public buildings to be outfitted with Wi-Fi to accommodate visitors.