Galway schools to receive 2.8 million in ICT grants in early December

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Primary and post-primary schools in Galway will receive over €2.8 million in ICT grants to be paid in early December, the Department of Education has announced.

Minister Norma Foley announced a total of €50 million in ICT grants today for schools across the country.

Welcoming the news, Senator Aisling Dolan confirmed that primary schools in Galway will share a fund of €1,537,993 while post primary schools in Galway will receive €1,297,981.

“This funding is hugely welcomed and will be put to excellent use by schools in Galway City and County,” said Senator Dolan.

“The funding will allow schools to put in place robust systems to enable the use of digital technologies within the school, and also provide for remote learning.

“Those measures can include the purchase of digital devices to loan to students and teachers, software, essential learning platforms and other ICT solutions as determined by the needs of the individual school.”

Announcing the funding, Minister Norma Foley said: “There is little doubt that the potential and importance of digital learning and the use of digital technologies has come into sharper focus in light of recent experiences.

“Digital learning is an essential component of a modern curriculum, and this funding will help schools to equip their students with the skills and competencies they will need to thrive.”