Government’s high school computer lab upgrades continue in Belmopan Print E-mail
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Thursday, 26 March 2015 00:00

bmp school 3.jpg - 98.34 KbIn Prime Minister Barrow’s New Years Address to the people of Belize he said, “If 2014 was a year of infrastructure, 2015 will be a year of technology.” The Government of Belize has made good on that promise so far with the roll out of two of the three signature projects. In late February, all tertiary level students were able to receive an ASUS MeMO PAD 7 tablet computer. Now Government is rolling out its countrywide high school computer lab upgrade project. Belmopan Methodist High School is the most recent institution to benefit from this project.

The Government of Belize spent over $45,000 to upgrade the computer lab of Belmopan Methodist High. The donation includes 100 student Armchairs, 15 chairs, three desks for teachers, one cupboard, three book shelves and four computer tables. The value of these furniture is $14,525. Government also donated 10 computers and accessories valued at $31,299.41. The total donation amounts to $45,824.41. The Belize Social Investment Fund (BSIF) coordinated and facilitated the donation of the school furniture, computers and accessories as part of its mandate to work in line with the Ministry of Education’s strategy to address basic needs in the education sector.     

The Government of Belize will continue to roll out its information technology program in the months ahead with free WiFi service in public parks for each municipality across the country. A significant amount of money will be spent as well to upgrade other computer labs of Government and Government-aided high schools across the country. There are almost fifty such schools.

Last Updated on Thursday, 26 March 2015 17:16