The West Australian government has delivered on its initiative to equip mid-west students with laptops, thanks to an AU$3.7 million project that will equip 730 public high-school students with their own laptop at the Highbury Street campus of Geraldton Secondary College, according to an Australian IT article. The laptops are 12-inch iBooks.
Education and Training Minister Alan Carpenter also announced that six other schools — Bluff Point, Rangeway, Beachlands, Shark Bay and Yalgoo primary schools and Mullewa District High School — have been added to a list of schools to receive IT training and infrastructure under phase three of the $20 million 100 Schools Project. The schools will share $11 million worth of technology infrastructure improvements to schools, including improved cabling and Internet access, under the project, which is expected to be completed in 2006.
Carpenter said under the Highbury Campus Notebook for Students program, the first installment of iBooks were delivered to students last week, Australian IT reports. The rest are due to be in place for the start of the 2004-2005 school year.