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More Students to Receive Tablet Computers

The Government is to spend $700 million to increase learning opportunities to students by providing them with more access to tablet computers and other information and communications technology (ICT)-based equipment, under the e-Learning Project.

The students will also receive support from teachers trained in the effective integration of such technology, which will be incorporated into the teaching and learning process.

Funding has been set aside in the 2018/2019 Estimates of Expenditure, now before the House of Representatives.

It is expected that for the fiscal year, the project will provide broadband and Wi-Fi connectivity to 90 schools; procure tablets, charging carts, laptops and audio-visual display units for 90 schools, and provide implementation support and professional development for teachers.

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