These were the strong words coming from Prime Minister Denzil Douglas on Tuesday, during his weekly local radio program.
The Prime Minister said that the laptops given to them across the various high schools should be used as tools for learning and that he hoped the laptops will also be used for the purposes for which they were given-education and development.
Dr. Douglas also went on to suggest that the students should not use the laptops as a substitute for parenting and teaching and that both parents and teachers should ensure that the students use the laptops as instruments to help in their learning curriculum. He also stated that the children should be monitored while using the laptops and that teaching and parenting should not stop because of the laptops.
The laptops do not guarantee success and the student still have to administer the proper ingredients to become successful.
He said the ingredients include hard work, parental oversight, humility and commitment. Douglas reminded them that the laptop programme should be viewed as an aid.
The Prime Minister has also outlined that the laptop programme is an avenue to ensure that the under privilege children of this country “shall not be left behind.”
Dr. Douglas also gave the assurance that the third and fourth formers of St. Kitts and Nevis will receive a Christmas gift, in the form of their laptops. This he said is a guarantee.