SECOND EDUCATIONAL CHANNEL COMING FOR STUDENTS

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The Universal Service Fund had handed over some $20M to the Public Broadcasting Corporation of Jamaica, for the creation of a second educational channel for students.

The channel will operate for 24 hours each day.

Speaking at the ceremonial cheque presentation and signing ceremony yesterday (Fri), Technology Minister Daryl Vaz noted that the pandemic has resulted in significant disruptions in the education sector, forcing many students and teachers into the virtual space.

He said students who lacked technological infrastructure, were put at a disadvantage.

Mr. Vaz said his ministry has confronted the need, by providing devices to students and teachers.

The creation of the TV Station is the latest from the Ministry, to bridge the divide.