Jamaica: School vows to upskill residents in new computer lab

A school principal has pledged to reskill residents of Barracks Road, Hart Street, and adjoining neighbourhoods in St James through the Universal Service Fund’s (USF) $10-million investment in a newly commissioned computer lab and community access point.

The ramping up of Internet access has been viewed as timely by Barracks Road Primary principal Maxine Coast-Brown, hinting at the greater dependence on online classes because most schools remain closed under coronavirus containment measures.

“As a school, we will seek to reach out to our community members and enable them to garner additional skills and knowledge so that they can compete effectively within the global space,” Coates-Brown said at the commissioning of the Barracks Road Primary School Community Access Point on Tuesday.

“So many are there to benefit in a time where the demand for Internet access and access to technology is at an all-time high.”


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