The Government has allocated €2.18m for primary and post primary schools in Counties Roscommon & Galway to purchase equipment which will enable them to integrate digital technology into teaching and learning.
According to Minister Denis Naughten, “a total of 90 primary schools throughout County Roscommon and 228 in County Galway will benefit from funding of €2,000 per school plus €21.47 per mainstream pupil in primary schools, with additional per capita payments for pupils in DEIS schools, Special Classes and Special Schools.”
“The additional funding for pupils in DEIS schools, Special Classes and Special Schools clearly highlights how technology can be of huge benefit to children with learning difficulties.”
“A further eight second level schools in Co. Roscommon and 42 Co. Galway second level schools will also receive funding of €2,000 per school plus €31.22 per student, with an additional per capita payment for students in DEIS schools.”
“This investment shows the commitment of Government to support the digital economy, from building out broadband infrastructure and supporting education in our schools, to supporting local business to fully exploit technology in order to increase their sales.” the Minister concluded.
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