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Free personal laptops for hundreds of thousands of fourth grade students. A new government idea

The Prime Minister stressed on Tuesday that 20 years ago a computer was only an accessory to life. “Today it is an indispensable instrument for functioning,” he said. – We may have different opinions about the digital world, but one thing is certain. Our children and our youth must have digital competences in order to move efficiently in today’s world, pointed out the head of the government.

The government promises students free laptops. The computers are to be handed over

At today’s press conference, the government presented a new solution to support digital transformation. – From September 2023, students starting their education in the 4th grade of primary education will receive free of charge, which will serve them at the next stages of education. The equipment will go to 370 thousand. students – announced Morawiecki.

Janusz Cieszyński, Minister of the Prime Minister’s Office, who was present at the conference, explained that the computers are to be handed over to students, “so that whole families can use the equipment”. – The cost of the program is PLN 760 million plus VAT – he added. Cieszyński also said: “We want the program to stay in schools on a permanent basis and subsequent years also receive such support.”

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– Modern teaching means the use of new technologies, the development of digital competences, but also the transfer of knowledge in an attractive way. That is why we also plan to provide teachers with computers – the tender for the purchase of equipment will be held later this year – announced the minister.

In turn, Przemysław Czarnek, head of the Ministry of Education and Science, said that PLN 5 billion was spent on a modern school in recent years. He reminded about the “Discover Poland” program, which allows for subsidizing school trips. – PLN 130 million and approx. PLN 700,000 have been allocated for this purpose. children took part in it.

Source: Gazeta

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