Minister for Defence and Clare T.D., Mr. Tony Killeen has welcomed the allocation of €696,000 to Clare’s 120 Primary Schools as part of the Government’s strategy to make technology an integral part of the learning process.
Almost 3,300 primary schools across the country are to get €24 million in grants for high-tech equipment over the coming days. Primary schools will each receive a block grant of €1,700 and a payment of €35.70 per capita, which will enable the schools to purchase equipment. DEIS schools will receive a higher basic grant of €2,550.
According to Minister Killeen: “Under the terms of this funding programme, Clare’s primary schools must ensure that the recommended baseline equipment of a teaching computer with wireless mouse and keyboard, and a fixed digital projector is installed in every classroom.”
“This latest investment brings the total equipment grant outlay under the ICT in Schools programme to more than €66m within the past twelve months. The Government is committed to building schools’ ICT capacity in today’s increasingly knowledge-based society”, added Minister Killeen.
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