15 Jul 2013

CNMI changes school laptop programme

5:26 am on 15 July 2013

The Public School System in the Northern Marianas has decided to stop distributing laptops to individual students amid problems with the One-Laptop-Per-Child programme.

This comes after it was established that more than half of the units distributed have been either lost or damaged.

The schools will instead create a so-called distributive network, giving not only seventh graders but all secondary students access to the laptops all day long.

Each distributive network consists of 30 laptops that will be placed in a cart or in the school library.

The cart will go around classrooms to give students with no laptops access to the technology.