5,000 teachers receive e-vouchers for the purchase of Laptops

5,000 teachers receive e-vouchers for the purchase of Laptops

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  • He said that teachers will receive the evoucher via email or text messages. Rhoden informed that the list of teachers slated to benefit under the initiative will be provided by the Ministry of Education, Youth, and Information. “Once that is done… the data will be uploaded into the ‘Own Your Own Device’ system and vouchers issued to the intended teachers,” he noted. Sign up for The Gleaner’s morning and evening newsletters.

  • Seymour Rhoden, Project Manager for e-Learning Jamaica Limited’s (e-Ljam) ‘Own Your Own Device’ campaign — Photo courtesy of the contributor. Under the ‘Laptop for Teachers’ scheme being created by e-Learning Jamaica Limited, 5,000 public school educators could begin getting electronic coupons (evouchers) to purchase laptop computers in December. Seymour Rhoden, project manager for e-‘Own Ljam’s Your Own Device’ initiative, told JIS News that the e-vouchers will allow teachers to purchase a laptop that satisfies the entity’s minimal standards from an approved vendor site.

“The [Laptop for Teachers] programme is not yet live; it is actually being developed with changes being made to the existing ‘Own Your Own Device’ system to facilitate the distribution of vouchers to the teachers. We anticipate that the programme will be coming on stream by possibly December of 2021. This is pending finalising of the system and having all other supporting systems in place,” he outlined. Speaking in St Elizabeth recently, Minister of Education Fayval Williams informed that teachers at the primary level will be the first to benefit under the Laptop for Teachers programme.

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