E-books Scheme Going Ahead

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It appears that the controversial e-books initiative of the Ministry of Education is about to become permanent.

The scheme was introduced in 2017 in some schools on a pilot basis.

But he faced criticism over its apparent lack of transparency. Questions were raised as to the selection process for the company given the contract for the scheme.

Ministry of Education Officials and other Officials from the Board of Education were invited to the Cabinet to discuss the E-book project that has been nursed along for a few months. 

Two principals from the E-book company were also invited to the meeting. Discussions revolved around the cost of the project.

“It was agreed that the cost will not exceed the cost of using text books, which the E-book project is intended to replace.

The principals will therefore return to the drawing board to re-compute the cost of the various inputs to bring them in line with the anticipated costs,” a Cabinet statement said.

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  1. The last paragraph is hilarious….NO MATTER WHAT THE FIGUERS ARE THEY MUST ADD UP TO THE PRE DETERMINED AMOUNT.

    I WISH I COULD USE THIS FORMULA IN THE SUPERMARKET. I AM GOING TO SPEND SAY $200 AND NO MATTER THE $400 VALUE I PICKED UP IT MUST BE $200 OR LESS WHEN THE REGISTER RINGS OUT…..lol

  2. …questions which company was created to provide this scheme ,which family members provided this e books scandal,how much money did he receive from this venture we need answers now .
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    • Fortunapix if you take the time to go to their website was started in Jan 2012, years before the current admin was elected. If you were to look at their website you would see projects they have done throughout the world (Mexico, Central America, india, Panama). They also have a subsidiary in the US which has won an award for their innovative products

      Mexico:
      In collaboration with Carlos Slim Foundation, we launched LernWise in Spanish as an after-school program in remote villages in Mexico to improve learning outcomes.

      Centreal America

      Our one-of-a-kind, interactive, digital LernBook is adopted by many countries in Central America by the Ministries of Education

      In Phase I, more than 25000 students in Grades 7 to 11 were given customized 2-in-1 tablets with digital books that were customized as per the requirements of the local Ministries. Our platform enabled the teachers to tailor the content to suit their requirements.

      Additionally, we provided a variety of learning and assessment tools to enhance the in-classroom learning experience.

      Now in its second year of deployment, the projects amply demonstrate how technology is disrupting education in developing markets.

      India:
      We launched LernBook — a first of its kind, in-classroom digital interactive product — with one of the largest K-12 school brands in India.

      It digitized the learning and teaching experiences of students and teachers both in and outside the classroom.

      We eliminated the administrative burdens that are the unfortunate side-effects of imparting education and empowered the schools to concentrate on strengthening their core learning practices. This resulted in improved attention, retention and performance of students.

      Panama:
      In collaboration with the Ministry of Education in Panama, we launched LernWise — our in-classroom, tablet-based app — to better the learning standards of students in physics, chemistry and biology across schools in cities, towns and villages.

      Developed and deployed in Spanish, the project established that curriculum-aligned, pedagogically powerful content helps students to easily understand topics that were previously difficult to comprehend. Once the students grasped the concepts, they began to sharpen their ability to analyze and apply their learning.

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