Dunnattor benefits from ‘one laptop per child’ initiative

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Dunnattor benefits from ‘one laptop per child’ initiative

Ten students from the Dunnattor School have joined over 3000 form four students to become recipients of laptop computers under the Government of Saint Lucia’s ‘one laptop per child’ initiative.

At a ceremony held yesterday in the Cabinet Room of the Office of the Prime Minister, the laptops were handed to the students who are in the same age group as the form four students of the various secondary schools.

Prime Minister Dr. Kenny Anthony said he is pleased that the Government of Saint Lucia has introduced a measure of equality in the programme. Noting that the inspiration came from requests by students of the Dunnattor School, Dr. Anthony stressed the importance of paying attention the needs of special students. This, he says ensures that those with special needs are treated in a manner that promotes inclusion and provides an opportunity for their skills to be harnessed.

Minister of Education Dr. Robert Lewis implored the parents to ensure that the computers are put to good use and that they are cared for. He advised that the same rules and conditions that apply to the secondary school students are relevant to the Dunnattor School.

Dr. Lewis also stated that ministry would work with the school to provide additional assistance by way of software, which caters to the needs of the students.

The principal of the Dunnator School, teachers and parents were on hand to witness the handing over.

 

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  1. A laptop per child is a right not a privilege in this world today. Therefore it is Government's duty to do this, although I thank them for taking the initiative.

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    • Having access to various means of learning (schools, museums, libraries, computer access) could be argued a right but not necessarily individual laptops. Things need to be placed and done in context with focused goals (as I hope they have done in this case) and not haphazardly.

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    • Having access to various means of learning (schools, museums, libraries, computer access) could be argued a right but not necessarily individual laptops. Things need to be placed and done in context with focused goals (as I hope they have done in this case) and not haphazardly.

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