The National Telecommunications Regulatory Commission (NTRC) through the Universal Service Fund (USF) is once again contributing to the development of Information Technology on the island.
The NTRC donated over $23,000.00 worth of ICT equipment towards the formation of a computer lap at the Christian Union Primary School located in Goodwill.
Engineer at the NTRC Mr. George James handed the equipment to the Principal and Chairpersons of the board and spoke to the students on the functions and role of the NTRC and USF. Mr. James elaborated that the funds are a contribution by the telecommunications service providers as specified under the law and by order of the minister. He also mentions that this donation is an opportunity for the students to develop their Information Technology skills.
The Christian Union Primary School Principal, Ms. Nathalie Laville, expressed her gratitude towards the NTRC for a prompt response to her request and assured the NTRC that these equipment will go a long way in the development of the students at the Christian Union Primary School. In addition, the representatives of Board of Directors, auxiliary staffs extended their deepest appreciation to the NTRC for their kind donation and plans to enhance their learning in various subject areas.
The NTRC has the responsibility for the management of the Universal Service Fund which was established by Statutory Regulatory Order 34 of 2009 to promote universal telecommunication service throughout Dominica and to encourage efficient access to and use of telecommunication networks and services throughout Dominica, with special focus on rural, under-served and maritime areas, with a goal to help promote social, educational and economic development.
Persons can obtain more information by visiting the NTRC website at (ntrcdom.org) and persons can also visit and like the NTRC Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/ntrcdom