We’d buy iPads for all if we could – minister
Friday 23rd November 2012, 10:00AM GMT.
ALL 2,000 States secondary school students should have access to tablet computers, but the money to pay for them cannot come from the Education Department, minister Robert Sillars (pictured) has said.
He added that in the long term he would like to see some primary school pupils with the equipment as well.
The announcement follows news that Les Beaucamps High School is planning to expand its netbooks trial to more year groups and St Sampson’s High is exploring getting iPad2s for its Year 7 pupils next year.
But while the Les Beaucamps netbooks were paid for by the department, St Sampson’s High has been asking businesses to help fund the scheme, with the rest of the cost probably being picked up by parents.