Schools given free laptops

ABOUT 2000 laptops were distributed to five primary schools in the Central Division yesterday.

The laptops are part of the One Laptop per Child Policy implemented last year. Director for primary education Tomasi Raiyawa said 45 schools had been provided and supplied with laptops and they were hoping to assist another 60 schools.

He said another 50 extra service computers were given to the schools to assist them in the students’ learning. “But for other things that they want to acquire they will have to use it from the funds allocated that is part of the free grants.

“We are hoping to receive another allocation from government for next year’s purchase, we are trying our very best to ensure that all schools receive the laptop by the end of next year with computer labs each,” Mr Raiyawa said.

He said about $800,000 was used by the Ministry for the program. “We are grateful to the government for providing this kind of initiatives as part of their vision.

“We hope that the government will make sure that all the schools are assisted and provided with the laptops.”

Mr Raiyawa said some schools had their own computer laboratory and it showed how much dedicated teachers were in terms of providing their students with the best form of education.

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