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  • Purchase of laptops by teachers through the laptop scheme for Seychellois Teachers

    Teaching and learning has surely been boosted by the acquisition of laptops by the Ministry of Education for teachers and Education Officers. Since the beginning of November, those who had applied for a laptop under the laptop scheme for Seychellois teachers have started collecting their Lenovo ThinkPad E440 laptops from the Ministry.

    This is the third phase of the laptop Scheme for Seychellois teachers that the Ministry of Education is proposing. A total of 350 laptops have been purchased by the Ministry in the first phase of the laptop scheme.
    On this scheme, employees who qualify can purchase one Lenovo ThinkPad E440 laptop at the cost of SCR 8,300. The funds collected from the sale of this batch of laptops will then be used to procure another set of 350 laptops. This scheme also covers all in-service teachers of Primary, Secondary, School of Advanced Level Studies and Professional Centres who fall under the secretariat of the Ministry of Education. 

    To purchase a laptop under this scheme, employees had to fill an application form and sign a Contract Agreement and Conditions of Purchase. It is to be noted that applicants have the option to pay the amount outright or through nine monthly installments which will then be deducted from their salaries.

    The laptops are covered under a one year warranty, but it does not cover for any accidental damages or negligence.

    This scheme comes at a very appropriate time, now that teachers are preparing for exams and also end of year data entry. It is expected that teachers will make maximum and efficient use of the laptops in their classrooms so as to provide more interesting and captivating lessons for leaners. At the same time it hoped that it will facilitate teachers’ research and planning. As a result, it will serve its purpose of promoting the use of technology integration in teaching and learning processes.