MESC: education remains the cornerstone of Samoa’s economic and social development

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Deputy CEO for the Minister of Education Sports and Culture, Tuaopepe Perenise Tinei at the closing of the ICT in education project this week noted that education remains the cornerstone of Samoa’s economic and social development and today’s occasion holds testament to that very belief and we recognize with gratitude the contribution of our international community to this cause.
“On behalf of the government, the Ministry, our schools, our children and the people of Samoa, we wish to acknowledge and recognize the generous assistance and contribution of the Government of Japan to Samoa’s development.
“We would also like to acknowledge the UNESCO Office for the Pacific States.
“Madam Director, Nisha and the team at UNESCO who through this project provided expertise, technical resources and partnerships to support equitable access and continuity of education since the wake of the COVID-19 Pandemic. “Samoa is grateful for their ongoing technical support and coordination throughout the term of this project and its successful closing this afternoon. Faafetai tele lava.”
Tuaopepe believes the ICT in Education in Samoa Project will help Samoa address the digital divide and provide many more opportunities for our teachers and students.
“They will now be using new high quality devices which have the potential to improve and transform teaching and learning in the classroom.
“We are also very happy that assistive technologies will be provided to schools with a focus on students with disabilities making this project unique.
“MESC will now work toward closing the gaps between technology and learning by providing digital training for our teachers and offering professional support consistently. MESC will also look to provide IT support for our devices and ensure they are secure, actively used and well taken care of.
“And that we all look forward to many positive outcomes from the ICT in Education in Samoa project and we wish all the best to our project schools. “To our school principals, teachers and students. “Ia tatou fa’aaoga tatau lenei avanoa taua. Ia mata’alia ma tinoū, ina ia aoga lenei poloketi mo alo ma fanau o Samoa”.