Rollout of devices under TATT MOU continues
18th January, 2021, Port-of-Spain: The Ministry of Education, through a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Telecommunications Authority of Trinidad and Tobago (TATT) is continuing the distribution of devices to students at public primary and secondary schools across Trinidad and Tobago. The MoU will put ten thousand (10,000) ICT-enabled devices and SIM cards, with data plans, procured by telecom providers Telecommunications Services of Trinidad and Tobago Limited (TSTT) and Digicel (Trinidad & Tobago) Limited, into the hands of students across Trinidad and Tobago.
Since receiving the initial 800 devices last November, students at 40 schools in the examination year-group at primary and secondary levels were the first to receive devices. This group includes Standard 5, Form 5 and Form 6 students. Another two thousand four hundred (2,400) devices are expected by the end of January. The remaining six thousand eight hundred (6,800) devices have already been received by the telecom providers and will be delivered to the Ministry in batches as they are currently being configured.
TATT also has plans to provide ICT training in support of the at-home learning environment. The TATT initiative will provide underserved public schools with ICT skills training, specifically those who were the beneficiaries of the ICT-enabled devices. This will include the launch of public education campaigns via print, television and social media; direct user training in specific geographic locations or any other platform that may address the targeted audience.
The provision of these devices supports the goal of equitable, accessible and quality education for all learners.