All Waterford schools to receive new funding for laptops, tablets and projectors
Waterford schools are set to receive significant funding to spend on ICT infrastructure.
The annoucement was made by local councillor and Waterford Fine Gael General Election candidate John Cummins this week as the country prepares to go to the polls.
According to Cllr Cummins, local schools with 100 pupils will receive around €5,000, while those with 500 pupils will receive up to €18,000. At post-primary level, schools with 500-plus students will receive almost €22,000. Schools with 1,000 students will get ICT grants worth €41,000.
Welcoming the funding, Cllr Cummins said: “This is hugely significant funding, bringing schools up to the minute in terms of the available technology and ensuring children have the best possible tools to support their learning and as a teacher myself I have seen the enormous benefit this funding has already brought.
“My Fine Gael colleague, the Minister for Education and Skills, Joe McHugh TD, has confirmed to me that all primary and post-primary schools in Waterford are to receive a new grant to purchase key technology such as PCs, laptops, tablets and projectors. The grant can also be spent on Cloud based tools and software applications to support learning.”