14 Aug 2010

Students in CNMI get new laptops

9:58 am on 14 August 2010

Public education officials in the Northern Marianas have this week been unpacking more than five thousand new laptops for secondary school students.

The money for the computers is from the State Fiscal Stabilization Fund.

Education Commissioner, Dr Rita Sablan, says they want to make sure students can access the information superhighway.

Before being given the laptops, the students, their parents, and the school have to sign an agreement for accountability purposes.

The student will be allowed to take the computers home and seniors will be given the opportunity to buy them on graduation.