(ZIZ News) — While public school first formers on Nevis will have the delivery of their laptops delayed, dozens of students at the Nevis International Secondary School were all smiles as they received their brand new Dell laptops on Tuesday.
During the brief handing over ceremony, Joy Napier, the school’s principal, thanked the Ministry of Education for the One-to-One Laptop initiative which she described as a pioneer programme.
“It is a programme that’s been going on for several years now with extreme success. We have seen several generations of first formers receiving laptops that allow them to access information far beyond our islands. And so we’re very happy at the school to be a part of this programme today. We’re happy that our first formers and all first formers across the Federation can benefit from this and can be a part of the new wave of technology and integrate themselves into the global community of technology that is happening in today’s world,” she said.
Minister of Information Technology, Hon. Glenn Phillip said the programme is evaluated annually in order to provide students with the most up-to-date laptops.
“We have the Dell Latitude 3340 which is an upgrade (from) the ones that we provided last year. Each year, the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Information Technology look at the programme and assess it and see what are the latest laptops that can be used at this time,” he said.