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					                       Government of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago
                                MINISTRY OF EDUCATION
                               Corporate Communications Division
                   18 Alexandra Street, St. Clair, Port of Spain. Trinidad and Tobago. W.I.
                      Tel: +1 868 628 1581 • Fax: +1 868 628 2088 • www.moe.gov.tt



16th August 2010



                VIDEO CONFERENCING AN EDUCATIONAL NECESSITY

The Ministry of Education is considering Video Conferencing as an option to enhance the learning of
students. At a presentation Tuesday morning, U.S. based company Polycom said its aim is to ensure
the successful implementation of this technology within schools and administrative centers within
Trinidad and Tobago. Spearheaded by TSTT, the schools in which video conferencing will be piloted are
Matura Secondary, Bon Air High, Vessigny High, St. Stephen’s College, Waterloo Secondary, La Romaine
Secondary, St. Francios Girls, Mason Hall Secondary, Scarborough Secondary and Goodwood Secondary.
The proposed administrative centers which will have access to video conferencing are the Head Office,
the Information and Communication Technology Division, the Rudrinath Capeldeo Learning Resource
Centre and the Tobago House of Assembly. The Global Director for Higher Education and Corporate
Training at Polycom, Marci Powell, extolled the virtues of video conferencing within the educational
system in Trinidad and Tobago saying students will have access to diverse curricula content and
experiences via this cutting-edge technology. Students would be privy to virtual field trips around the
world from the comfort of their classroom. In attendance at presentation included Permanent Secretary
Maurice Suite, Chief Educational Officer Mrs. Yvonne Lewis and other members of staff of the Ministry
of Education. The consensus was that this new technological stride would be of great benefit to the
student population in Trinidad and Tobago. CM

				
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