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Robotics rolling out in schools in September


RACHELLE AGARD

Robotics rolling out in schools in September
Minister of Education Santia Bradshaw (right) and other officials of the Ministry at the lunch of today’s robotics camp. (Picture by Reco Moore)

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The Ministry of Education is set to launch a coding and robotics programme from September in all schools.

Minister Santia Bradshaw made the announcement during a press conference at the ministry’s Constitution Road, St Michael headquarters this morning.

They have already received the first batch of 1 128 robotic kits or 94 classroom bundles as one of the major pillars of Government’s Education Reform Programme.

The pilot project, which was launched March last year, was led by the ministry in conjunction with the Erdiston Teachers Training College. To date 140 teachers have been trained and 2 602 students across 50 schools at the nursery, primary and secondary levels participated in a robotics programme at their respective schools.

Students across the board will be engaged in the programme, after Government approved an additional $1.6 million to procure 4 782 kits, allowing for 16 508 students to have access to the robotic kits.

So far $2.7 million has been invested in the programme. (RA)

Robotics rolling out in schools in September
One of the robotics on display at the Ministry of Education on Wednesday. (Picture by Reco Moore)