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Chinese offer promises tablets for all Thai students

China has offered to provide a massive loan for the full implementation of Thailand's One Tablet Per Child scheme.

Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra Tuesday informed the Education Ministry of the offer.

"The loan will be huge enough to procure tablets for all school students," the ministry's permanent-secretary Panita Kamphu na Ayutthaya said.

This year, the Thai government ordered 900,000 tablets from a Chinese supplier via the government-to-government arrangement.

Currently, the projected number of tablets is high enough to supply Pathom 1 students only.

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