Certification of recently, received by a total of 580 teachers for basic computer skills under the e-Learning Jamaica Project. The project aimed to enable them to integrate information and communication technologies in their lesson plans. At a graduation ceremony held recently at the Manchester High School, the teachers, who have gained competences in operating a personal computer, word processing, spreadsheet elements, database management, power-point presentations, among other areas, were presented with their certificates at a graduation ceremony.
The keynote address was given by Minister of Finance and the Public Service, and Member of Parliament for North East Manchester, Hon. Audley Shaw, at the occassion. The minister stated that the computer is an important tool in the teaching and learning processes, and in building a more prosperous society. Chief Executive Officer of e-Learning Jamaica Project, Avril Crawford, in the meantime, informed that the initiative is succeeding in its mission to equip high schools with the necessary technology to enhance learning.