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Schoolnet Guyana Launched

SchoolNet Guyana project launched

THE SchoolNet Guyana pilot project, being undertaken by Global Partnership for Literacy (Global Literacy) in collaboration with the Ministry of Education, got under way on January 29, at Diamond Secondary School, East Bank Demerara.

In the partnership, the Canadian non-profit organisation, Global Literacy is working with the Ministry to computerise all secondary schools in this country and the one at Diamond School computer lab, which has 30 computers, is estimated to cost about US$65,000.

SchoolNet Guyana is computer-based and the objective is to integrate Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in the targeted schools.

Global Literacy was established two years ago and is creating SchoolNet chapters in Canada, United States (U.S.) and the United Kingdom (UK), to assist with the acquisition of funds, equipment, technical expertise and promotion of the scheme.

SchoolNet Guyana seeks to support the national ICT strategy, to expand its use in education and help bridge the digital divide; assist the school alumni and community groups to realise positive outcomes from their investment in school programmes locally and promote computer-aided literacy in this country.

SchoolNet Guyana envisages that, by 2013, every educator and learner in the secondary education stream will be empowered to use appropriate and available technology to complete the curriculum requirements of their programmes…….  continued

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