From left, Abraham Smith, Chief Executive Officer, Digicel, (Trinidad & Tobago) Ltd, Lenor Baptiste-Simmons, Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Education, Ian Galt, General Manager, Enterprise Services at TSTT, Gilbert Peterson, SC and Chairman of TATT, Dr Nyan Gadsby-Dolly, Minister of Education, Senator Hassell Bacchus, Minister in the Ministry in the Ministry of Public Administration & Digital Transformation

The Ministry of Education received 800 of 10,000 devices at a ceremony held recently at TATT’s offices in Barataria. This represents the first tranche of devices available via a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Telecommunication Authority of T&T (TATT), which will allow for the supply of ICT-enabled devices and SIM cards with data plans to public schools across the country.

In an unprecedented collaboration, telecom providers Telecommunications Services of T&T Limited (TSTT) and Digicel (Trinidad & Tobago) Limited have come together to procure and provide the devices. Minister of Education Nyan Gadsby-Dolly, in addressing the small group, acknowledged the tenacity of these and so many other donors in securing devices as T&T competes with the global demand for technology caused by the pandemic.

In-need students at public schools across T&T will receive the ICT-enabled devices, which come with screen protectors and cases, as well as SIM cards with mobile internet packages from the mobile service providers.