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Labour makes good on election promise to upgrade IT in schools

Posted on February 06, 2012

Minister Ruairi Quinn and Minister Pat Rabbitte

Today's announcement of the rollout of high speed broadband for all second level schools follows Labour's commitment in our election manifesto to upgrade IT in schools.

Minister Pat Rabbitte and Minister Ruairi Quinn announced the national roll-out which will see all schools being connected by 2014. It follows a successful pilot project involving 78 second-level schools where the use of broadband has been shown to have improved both teaching and learning.

Welcoming the roll-out the Minister for Education Ruairi Quinn said: "We need to ensure that appropriate digital technology and high-speed internet are in place in our schools as a basic building block to deliver a 21st century learning experience to all learners."

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