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25 schools benefit

Luke Rawalai
Monday, June 16, 2014

TWENTY five schools have benefited from the $1.4million allocated towards the Ministry of Education's One Laptop per Child program last year.

This was revealed by ministry permanent secretary Dr Brij Lal who said the ministry was serious about introducing internet to schools.

Dr Lal said they would look at engaging 30 to 35 schools in the program this year.

"We are working closely with Telecom Fiji in the implementation of internet connections in schools," he said.

"The schools that we have begun the program in are those from Tailevu to Rakiraki.

"In the North, we have begun introducing the programs to schools in Nadogo, Bua, Nabala and Saqani Secondary School."

He said another seven schools had been identified to be part of the program and they would start work in these schools once their computer laboratories were set up.

"The ministry's intention is that students in Fiji are well abreast with the developments in the outside world.

"The program will also enable children to access the vast information system that the internet has. Through the program, children could carry out their research work and access the latest global events to keep them up to date with news and current affairs."

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