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International Internet Magazine. Baltic States news & analytics Tuesday, 22.09.2020, 03:39

Latvian Government supports allocation of EUR 4 mln to buy new laptops for schools

BC, Riga, 15.09.2020.Print version
The Cabinet of Ministers today supported allocation of EUR 3.97 mln to the Education and Science Ministry from the government's contingency funds for technical equipment upgrades in schools, LETA informed.

The proposal to allot EUR 3.97 mln to the Education and Science Ministry was supported in principle by the government on August 11. The extra funds are part of the financing for overcoming the Covid-19 crisis and fostering economic recovery.

The Education and Science Ministry explains that technical equipment upgrades at schools began on September 1. To this end, laptop computers will be bought for schools to be used both in schools and for distance learning purposes.

According to the ministry, the exact number of laptops will be clear after the procurement procedure is over, but the approximate number is 6,500 to 7,000 new laptop computers, all of which will have to be delivered by the end of this year.

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