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Gov’t giving out 615,000 laptops to students and teachers over next four years

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The government is planning to spend some 200 billion Ft. (US $633.0 million) over the next four years to purchase 560,000 notebooks for students and 55,000 for teachers, said Miklós Kásler, Minister of Human Resources.

An article in Index claims that most of the 120,000 notebooks purchased in the first round have already arrived in the country, and will start being delivered next week.

Few details about the program are known yet, but Kásler said that the technology would first be distributed to 5th graders and 9th graders, then to other grades in succeeding years.

This means that over the next four years, all students in grades 5-12 will have modern computers provided to them for a maximum of four years, which will be intended for their school work as well as for personal use.

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