76 schools in Kilkenny to receive over €380,000 for computer equipment

Seventy six schools across Kilkenny city and county will receive a total of €387,696 in funding for computer equipment, Fine Gael Junior Minister, John Paul Phelan, TD, has confirmed.

The grant, which will be received by all schools built prior to 2014, is worth in excess of €4,100 for a 100 pupil school and almost €13,000 for a 500 pupil school at primary level.

At post-primary level, the grant is worth almost €18,000 for a 500 student school, and over €33,000 for a 1,000 student school.

Minsiter Phelan said the funding could be spent on desktop PCs, laptops, tablets or hybrid devices. Schools can also purchase projectors and cloud based tools and software applications to support learning.

“I know this will make a huge difference to school communities at both primary and secondary level across Kilkenny and will help equip children and teenagers with the skills they need for the future.

 “Digital technology can transform the way people learn, encouraging curiosity, exploration and creative thinking. These are the capabilities our young people will need in the future," he said.

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