The National Telecommunications Regulatory Commission (NTRC), has presented 20 Lenovo desktop computers to the National Centre Of Technological Innovation (NCTI).
These computers which cost EC$65,980, were handed over to Manager of the NCTI, Charles Burke on March, 28, a release states.
The donations are financed by the NTRC’s Universal Service Fund (USF) as part of the SMART project.
The contract for this project was signed on March 26, 2020. In the last three years the NTRC has purchased more than 300 computers that were distributed to different institutions across St. Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG) including schools, libraries, Community Centres and Learning Resource Centres to serve the public.
Under the SMART Project the NTRC is partnering with the NCTI to adopt one of their computer labs and commit to replacing the computers with newer versions every five years to keep the lab current. The NCTI was established to provide citizens of St. Vincent and the Grenadines with subsidized training in ICT and related courses. The NCTI will use the 20 computers received last month to continue offering different courses and training programmes to the general public.
Chairman of the NCTI, Willis Williams and Dr. Jerrol Thompson, a board member of the NCTI, both attended the ceremony and expressed gratitude to the NTRC for the donation.