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Tablets for student program inches closer to reality

Apr 14, 2014 03:41PM

ST. GEORGE’S, GRENADA, April 14, 2014 – GIS: Prime Minister Dr. The Rt. Hon. Keith Mitchell held follow-up talks with CEO ‎Vahan H. Gureghian, Max Tribble and Rev. Terrence Griffith of the Philadelphia based CSMI Education Management, on the way forward for the proposed CSMI-Grenada High Tech Classroom program.‎

This program, which includes $8 million dollars of funding, would provide computer tablets for students, electronic boards for classroom teaching and programs to enhance existing curricula, working in close cooperation with teachers and school administrators.

Given the importance of ICT as part of Grenada's move toward the global knowledge economy, Prime Minister Mitchell took the opportunity while in Washington DC to meet with CSMI. This builds upon initial consultations held between CSMI and the Ministry of Education when members of the CSMI team visited Grenada to present the concept for face-to-face virtual learning in a fully integrated iPad program for Grenadian classrooms.

CSMI has invited the Grenada Government to tour ‎the campuses of two such schools in Chester and Camden, Pennsylvania, in order to observe the success of the schools in operation.

Following this, a technical team would visit Grenada for further discussions with the Ministry of Education, and to perform an island wide technology infrastructure assessment.

 This would lay the way for a formal proposal to the Ministry of Education. 

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