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Gov't to spend $700m on tablets in schools project

Published:Monday | February 13, 2017 | 11:01 AM

The Government is to spend $700 million in the upcoming fiscal year to implement aspects of the tablets in schools project.

The plan is outlined in the 2017/18 estimates of expenditure tabled in Parliament last week.

The government says the money will be used to provide broadband and Wi-Fi connectivity to 210 schools.

Seventeen-thousand-five-hundred tablets, 385 charging carts, 630 laptops and audiovisual display units are also to be procured.

The budgeted figure will also cover implementation support and professional development for teachers, as well as a public education and outreach programme.

In addition, a baseline survey and formative evaluations are to be conducted.