BY LYNTON AARON FILIA
MINISTRY of Education and Human Resources Development is committed to implement Information Communication and Technology (ICT) programme and activities in schools across Solomon Islands.
Permanent Secretary for MEHRD Mr James Bosamata made the assurance during the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) day which was celebrated in a one-day conference yesterday.
Bosamata said his Ministry is committed to implement ICT programmes and activities in both primary and secondary.
He said their Education Strategic Framework 2016—2030 positioned ICT in two areas;
The areas are competency at the secondary level as a work-related, transferable skill that is relevant for employment and a tool to support evidence-based management of education.
That is in terms of school assets, student outcomes and improving reliability and robustness of SIEMIS, Bosamata said.
With the theme: Expanding horizon, change attitudes, Basamata said it relates well to MEHRD’s goals which focus on ways to expand students to do subjects they are good at.
Bosamata said availability and access to facilities and resources for learning to take place is a challenge in most schools in Solomon Islands.
Bosamata said MEHRD is taking a new direction to develop programmes that gear towards encouraging ICT in schools and considering inclusion in the school curriculum.