“We believe this is one of the driving forces of education, particularly for children at primary schools. This is why we are making an earnest effort to ensure that all of our primary schools on the island are equipped with computer labs,” Parliamentary Representative for the St. Joseph Constituency Kelvar Darroux said.
“We understand that students being exposed to information technology at an early age will give them a better understanding when they enter high school and tertiary level institutions,” Mr. Darroux continued.
The donation is in line with the government’s one laptop per child policy initiative to ensure that all Dominican students are computer literate.
“These computers will go a long way in really benefitting these students here at the Belles Primary School and making them better able to do their research and being computer literate. I am sure that the teachers will put the computers to good use and the students themselves will take great care of these computers.”
Mr Darroux, who presented the equipment last Thursday, commended the principal and teachers at the Belles Primary School as they are doing a “tremendous job in ensuring that the students of Belles and the Pond Case area receive a good education”.
Principal of the Belles Primary School Violine Christopher expressed gratitude for the donation and noted that the computers will assist students in doing their research projects as well as assignments.
Mr. Darroux also disclosed that through a project of the National Telecommunications Regulatory Commission (NTRC), broad band coverage in the Belles area has been enhanced.
He said with the high speed internet access now available in that part of the country, students of the Belles Primary School will have guaranteed access to the internet.
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