One-tablet-per-child policy faces major review: Chaturon

national May 03, 2014 00:00

By The Nation

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Caretaker Education Minister Chaturon Chaisang yesterday hinted at the possible end of the one-tablet-per-child policy.

“We are going to need a major review,” he said. 
According to Chaturon, the situation has changed a lot since the policy was introduced and it may no longer be necessary to hand out a tablet to every student. 
“We may develop a smart classroom instead. Students can then take turns using the facility,” he said.
Chaturon was speaking after caretaker Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra asked him to plan the tablet procurement for the 2015 fiscal year, which starts in October.
During the past few years, purchasing tablets has proved problematic.

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