Students set to get Chromebooks
A long awaited shipment of computers for public primary school pupils will reach youngsters at the government camp programme this summer.
Diallo Rabain, the education minister, said a shipment of 1,601 Chromebooks, ordered in August 2020, had finally come to Bermuda in late April.
The details came in the House of Assembly in response to parliamentary questions from Opposition MP Susan Jackson.
They were ordered last year through a donation from the Hasso Plattner Foundation, which supports digital education worldwide.
But the Covid-19 pandemic on top of a trade embargo imposed by former US President Donald Trump on Chinese goods delayed them from reaching Bermuda.
Mr Rabain said the laptops were now being configured by education department technicians.
After the summer camps, the Chromebooks will be distributed in the new school year this September to P4, P5 and P6 students.