Outdated Harbour Main’s Sensible Room to spice up numeracy, literacy
STEAM Initiative

Outdated Harbour Main’s Sensible Room to spice up numeracy, literacy

Outdated Harbour Main’s Sensible Room to spice up numeracy, literacy

George Goode

The over 1,400 college students of Outdated Harbour Main College in St Catherine will now be geared up with digital expertise to enhance numeracy and literacy. This follows the renovation of a classroom to facilitate a state-of-the-art Sensible Room, due to the Digicel Basis.

Talking on the official handover ceremony on Thursday, Principal of Outdated Harbour Main, George Goode, mentioned “Our staff has been reviewing our knowledge over time and we recognise that our college students’ performances have been falling behind in some nationwide targets, particularly in Arithmetic.”

Noting the necessity for extra trendy instructing and studying experiences in colleges to higher interact college students, Goode added, “We recognise that these college students are in a technological age and the best way we train up to now does not coincide or align with what their pursuits are. We wish to technologise our faculty by bringing to the scholars which can be of their pursuits it will captivate them extra to wish to be taught.”

He additionally expressed confidence that the brand new Sensible Room won’t solely strengthen numeracy and literacy but additionally put together college students for rising jobs within the info and communications expertise (ICT) sector.

Regional Director, Ministry of Training, Area 6, Sophia Forbes Corridor expressed gratitude to Digicel Basis for his or her dedication to nationwide growth via schooling. She mentioned, “Training is the hallmark of Digicel Basis’s operation. I wish to thank Digicel Basis for his or her longstanding dedication, not simply to area six, however by extension, the Ministry of Training and Youth.”

Additionally thanking the Digicel Basis for his or her beneficiant funding was Custos Rotulorum of St. Catherine and Outdated Harbour Main Alumna, Icylin Golding. She expressed that the Sensible Room was of ‘vital significance’ to the varsity and the neighborhood.

Underneath its STEAM initiative, geared toward bridging the digital divide, Digicel Basis is missioned to create 10 Sensible Rooms in main colleges throughout rural Jamaica by 2024. Outdated Harbour Main is the third accomplished to this point.

The overall funding for Outdated Harbour’s Sensible Room is roughly $10 million.