Government to design new digital inclusion policy for public schools

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Brazil's government will soon announce a digital inclusion plan for public schools, local daily Valor Online reported.

The plan will be designed through a group effort including the science and technology, communications, education, and development ministries.

The government is planning to launch several tenders to provide schools with digital boards, laptops and tablets, but these devices must be produced locally, science and technology minister Aloizio Mercadante was quoted as saying.

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According to Mercadante, there are about 69mn students distributed among 57,000 public schools in the country. In total, nearly 1mn classrooms will be equipped.