APNU/AFC coalition left no Smart Classrooms

The Minister of Education notes with great dismay the bare-faced dissembling engaged in by Mrs Catherine Hughes of and on behalf of the Alliance for Change. Mrs Hughes represented to the press at a press conference on the 17th of February 2021 that the APNU/AFC government had installed and left in place 11 smart classrooms at named schools.

That representation is an absolute falsehood that was unnecessary to tell and presents a worrying picture of depths the APNU/AFC is prepared to sink in their desperate bid to re-invent themselves from the inefficient, incapable and uncaring government they were. NOT A SINGLE school listed by Mrs Hughes as being completed under her government has a smart classroom in it except for Queen’s College which this government has installed and commissioned last week with funds provided in Budget 2020.

The Government is in the process of building and setting up 20 smart classrooms now so that our students can benefit from mass teaching and online teaching in this horrific pandemic period. It is true that some equipment that was parked in storage wasting away will be utilized to do some of this. We encourage Mrs Hughes to avoid dissembling so blatantly or at all when it comes to dealing with the people’s business and particularly when it comes to children’s education as that can serve no useful purpose.

We invite the media to visit any or all the schools named by Mrs Hughes to verify for yourself and your audience the blatant untruths told by the APNU/AFC Member of Parliament and to inform yourself going forward about the trustworthiness of the Member. 

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