USF Equips Computer Centre in Eastern St. Thomas

first_imgStory HighlightsThe Bath Primary School in St. Thomas is now the proud beneficiary of 22 new computers and equipment valued at $5 million, from the Universal Service Fund (USF).The facility boasts new computers and all the support hardware and software necessary to make it operate as a fully functional laboratory. Health Minister and Member of Parliament for Eastern St. Thomas where the school is located, Hon. Dr. Fenton Ferguson pointed out that the computer lab brings great value to the school and the surrounding communities. Chief Executive Officer of the USF, Hugh Cross underscored that the facility is a tool to assist and facilitate the residents of the community.  He emphasised that residents of all ages can benefit from its use. USF Equips Computer Centre in Eastern St. ThomasJIS News | Presented by: PausePlay% buffered00:0000:00UnmuteMuteDisable captionsEnable captionsSettingsCaptionsDisabledQualityundefinedSpeedNormalCaptionsGo back to previous menuQualityGo back to previous menuSpeedGo back to previous menu0.5×0.75×Normal1.25×1.5×1.75×2×Exit fullscreenEnter fullscreenPlay USF Equips Computer Centre in Eastern St. Thomas CommunityNovember 15, 2014Written by: O. Rodger Hutchinson RelatedPortmore Cleanup Project Hailed as a Success RelatedKidney Support Foundation and Blind Society to Benefit from Tag Drive Advertisements RelatedODPEM Holds Disaster Awareness Sessions in Hanover The Bath Primary School in St. Thomas is now the proud beneficiary of 22 new computers and equipment valued at $5 million, from the Universal Service Fund (USF).The facility boasts new computers and all the support hardware and software necessary to make it operate as a fully functional laboratory.In addition it to the computers the facility is also outfitted with free WiFi capabilities allowing it to function as a Community Access Point.Minister of Science, Technology, Energy and Mining, Hon. Phillip Paulwell, who officially opened the facility on Thursday, November 13, said the lab represents a partnership among the Government, the school, and other stakeholders, including the United States Peace Corps.“The facility we’re establishing here makes it 194 of its kind in Jamaica. We have 24 computers, we have up-to-date technologies, screen, projector and free Internet service,” he told the large audience at the school.Health Minister and Member of Parliament for Eastern St. Thomas where the school is located, Hon. Dr. Fenton Ferguson pointed out that the computer lab brings great value to the school and the surrounding communities.“I am very happy for it (the facility) and I urge you all to care it, treat it good so that it may be for the greater glory of the citizens of the community.  I congratulate the USF, the community leaders for their participation in making the project a reality,” he said.He also challenged everyone to take advantage of the opportunity to improve their education through the use of the available technology. Photo: JIS PhotographerMinister of Science, Technology, Energy and Mining Hon. Phillip Paulwell (2ND L), Minister of Health and Member of Parliament for East St. Thomas, Dr. the Hon. Fenton Ferguson (L) and Mayor of Morant Bay Ludlow Matterson test some of the computers at the $3.8M bath Community Computer Centre in St. Thomas on November 13. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail last_img

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