BASSETERRE, St. Kitts, Oct. 11 2018 – EDUCATION MINISTER, Shawn Richards says that his ministry is heartened that during the recently concluded CTU/ICT Week in St. Kitts and Nevis attention was paid to persons with disabilities.
Addressing reporters at the prime minister’s monthly press conference, the minister welcomed the move by the regional ICT body.
He explained that when it comes to the decisions with ICTs and the Cotton Thomas Comprehensive School, they are often guided by the requisite technical persons within the Ministry of Education.
“They of course would look at the technology that is available and make the determination as to how that can be of use to the persons attending that institution and then forward a report and recommendation to the necessary personnel in the Ministry of Education.”
Richards confirmed that he has not received any recommendations to date, but noted that it is an area that he will take up with the necessary individuals.
To that end, the minister indicated that he will ask several questions including, if any equipment highlighted during the ICT Week will be recommended for purchase for the Cotton Thomas Comprehensive School.
Richards alluded to the fact that they are currently out of space at the institution and will very shortly be looking for an area to accommodate the children.
On the final day of the CTU/ICT Week, officials from the Caribbean Telecommunications Union held a one-day workshop for children and adults.