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Ministry’s plans for free laptops

(Sunday, November 9, 2008)

THE EDUCATION Ministry plans to provide all second-grade gymnasium pupils with free laptops.

A total of 8,754 schoolchildren are included in the plan, the cost of which - €500 each - will be taken on by the ministry

After examining the various scenarios, the ministry came up with this proposal and plans to submit it to the Cabinet for approval.

The ministry's aim is to provide all second grade gymnasium pupils with their own laptops during the current academic year.

The ministry chose laptops so the children could take them to school with them too.

A ministry official was yesterday quoted in Phileleftheros newspaper saying the plan would be implemented immediately after the Cabinet's approval - meaning the current school year.

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