Two million euro being invested in school technology

Almost two million euro is to be invested in computers and Information Communication Technology in primary and secondary schools in the North West.

It’s part of funding of 30 million euro which was announced this week by the minister for education Richard Bruton for schools around the country.

€709,000 is to go to 126 schools in Sligo/Leitrim with over 200 schools in Donegal receiving in excess of one million euro.

The grant is worth approximately €4,000 for a 100 pupil school and approximately €11,000 for a 500 pupil school at primary level while at post-primary level the grant is worth around €15,000 for a 500 student school, and over €27,000 for a 1,000 student school.

Schools will be able to purchase teaching computers, projectors and learning platforms with the money.