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Jamaica: Education Minister welcomes opening of STEAM Lab at JC

Minister of Education, Youth and Information Fayval Williams has welcomed the launch of the Dr Joseph Tait STEAM Infusion project at Jamaica College.

Speaking at the launch and opening of the Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics (STEAM) Laboratory on Wednesday, Williams said the initiative, which is funded by Dr Tait, is in line with the thrust of the Ministry to enable students to have greater access to the technology and the resources needed to thrive as 21st century learners.

“At the Ministry, we are committed to the task of ensuring that none of our students is left behind as we seek to eliminate the digital divide that exists in our society. This divide has been made even more evident with the COVID-19 pandemic and the need for our classrooms to be moved to the virtual space,” she said.

The Minister argued that the opening of the Laboratory is one of the best examples of how crucial it is for partnerships to be encouraged in education.

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