Students at Pembroke Hall High School are beneficiaries of a Huawei Idea Hub, a productivity tool with a 4K soft-light display and smart board designed for collaboration and creation.
The state-of-the-art interactive classroom system supports online or distance learning and includes an interactive whiteboard, wireless sharing and video conferencing.
Bo Zhou, CEO of Huawei Jamaica, said the donation is intended to expose students to the technologies and skills needed for the future.
“Today is just a very small step, but we hope it will help our students to use the technology, and we hope it will help train local talent and the development of Jamaica,” Zhou said.
Huawei IdeaHub comes with a voice assistant, smart display, smart handwriting recognition, acoustic deflector, speaker tracking, on-screen name tags, and multimodal conference minutes. It enables cross-regional communication and smart writing, making it perfect for online and distance learning.
Huawei Jamaica CEO Bo Zhou demonstrates how the Huawei IdeaHub works to Minister of Education, Minister of Education, Youth and Information, Fayval Williams, in a recent presentation to the Pembroke Hall High School.
Education, Youth and Information Minister Fayval Williams said the Idea Hub would help the ministry fulfill its mandate of bringing more technology into the classroom and exposing students to new developments in the digital space.
“Huawei’s Idea Hubs are designed to transform classrooms and open spaces into smart spaces and are perfect for delivering courses online or remotely,” she said.
Also present was the Minister of Finance and Civil Service, Dr Nigel Clarke. He said the gift of the interactive classroom system would allow students to be better equipped for the world they will face.
Clarke is a member of parliament from St Andrew Northwestern, where Pembroke Hall High is located.
“It is absolutely clear that the way forward for Jamaica must involve and include improving human capital and investing in human capital… The long-term solution to Jamaica’s problem [development] is to radically and transformatively improve the stock of human capital in Jamaica, ”said Clarke.