On Wednesday 25th which happens to be the anniversary date, 61 third-formers at the Verchild’s High School, 99 at the Charles E. Mills Secondary School, 22 at the Immaculate Conception Catholic School and 5 at the St. Kitts Preparatory School received laptops.
On Tuesday, 168 third formers at the Washington Archibald High School and 68 at the Cayon High School received laptops while on Monday, 143 laptops were distributed to third formers at the Basseterre High School.
Third-formers in Nevis as well as all Second and First formers in Nevis and St. Kitts are expected to get theirs by February.
Fifth and fourth forms of high schools in St. Kitts and in Nevis received their personal laptops in June and September last year along with 73 third formers at the Saddlers Secondary School received laptops last September.
Assistance in financing the One-to-One Laptop Computer Initiative came from the Republic of China (Taiwan).
Prime Minister Dr. Denzil Douglas in accepting the financing for the 2,400 laptops for phase three – third to first formers – said the One-to-One Lap Top Computer Initiative is not simply empowering the individual student but the entire household, community and nation.
“I think that Nevisian and Kittitian students are going to develop skills which would be critically important in advancing St. Kitts and Nevis technologically. That child will not only be developing those skills at home, but also the sister, the brother, the mother, the father, the entire family is going to be empowered,” said Prime Minister Douglas.
He said the assistance of the Government and People of the Republic of China puts St. Kitts and Nevis on the path towards a technological revolution and it is only time that will show the enormous benefits that will accrue.
Phase One of the programme saw the distribution of over 1200 laptops to outgoing students in the Fifth Forms of the Charlestown Secondary School and the Gingerland Secondary School on Nevis and the Verchild’s High School, the Basseterre High School, the Washington Archibald High School, the Charles E. Mills Secondary School, the Cayon High School, the Immaculate Conception Catholic School and the St. Christopher Preparatory School on St. Kitts.