Govt asks Corporate T&T to help 65,000 students access online learning

SHARLENE RAMPERSAD
 
Days ahead of the opening of the new school term, Education Minister Dr Nyan Gadsby-Dolly is appealing to corporate T&T to assist students who do not have access to devices or the internet to participate in online learning.

At a press conference on Friday morning at the Ministry of Education building on St Vincent Street, Port of Spain, Gadsby-Dolly said about one-third of the nation’s students do not have either a device or access to the internet for online learning.

She said the new mode of delivery for schooling will encompass online classes on a scheduled system for students with internet access. Packages containing coursework and assignments will be sent to those students without internet access and once completed, parents or students will need to return them to their teachers.

She said classes will also be streamed on television, broadcasted on radio and lessons printed in newspaper pullouts.

Gadsby-Dolly said 500 meals will be delivered daily to each of the 41 offices of Members of Parliament to cater for students enrolled in the School Feeding Programme.