Lead Organisation Ministry of Commerce Science and Technology, Jamaica
Type of Project Activity Development project with ICT4D component
Project URL http://www.mct.gov.jm/Ministry%20Paper%20for%20e-Learning%20Project%20May%2020%202005%20RB.pdf
Brief Description The project is intended to contribute to the quality of education for Jamaican students in Grades 7-11 in the 150 high schools islandwide. Specifically the project will: -provide a comprehensive set of standard digital instructional materials for teachers and students in 11 subject areas; - provide equipment and software to schools to enhance teaching and learning using modern technologies -to institute an Educational Management Information System (EMIS) in the Ministry of Education to facilitate effective administration of the education sector; -to train teachers in the use of certain technologies such as the interactive software in the teaching of hard-to-grasp topics and to stimulate interest among students, especially boys; -to institute in the high schools, an extensive remedial programme that is based on volunteerism; -to institute a standard examination that will measure performance of students in each grade between Grade 7-10.
Contact name Avril Crawford
Contact email acrawford@mct.gov.jm
Contact Phone/Fax (876) 929- 8990
Regular Postal Address PCJ Building, 36 Trafalgar Road, Kingsotn 10, Jamaica
Affiliated Organisations Ministry of Education, Youth and Culture
Funding Agencies Government of Jamaica
Target Beneficiaries Grade 7-11 students
Start Date 31-01-2006
End Date 25-02-2010
Project Budget US$50M
Current Status Ongoing
Countr(ies) Involved Jamaica
Sector Education
Description of ICT Components Creation of digital education materials Use of interactive instructional materials for selected subjects Establishment of Computer labs with multimedia capability in schools; Establishment of an Education Management Information System
Millennium Development Goals 2. Education
Project Document(s) ELearning Project- Ministry Paper.pdf

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