Longford / Westmeath Fianna Fáil TD Joe Flaherty has welcomed the €556,000 in Info and Communications Expertise (ICT) Grants for main and post-primary colleges throughout county Longford.
Deputy Flaherty mentioned, “This funding (introduced by Minister for Schooling Norma Foley TD) will allow the county’s 49 colleges put in place sturdy techniques to allow using digital applied sciences and in addition present for distant studying alternatives. It’s going to present for the acquisition of digital gadgets or software program to mortgage to college students and lecturers; important studying platforms and different ICT options.”
The grants might be paid on an automated foundation in early December to all colleges.
Deputy Flaherty defined that there’s a €2k particular person grant for every faculty after which an extra €30.25 for every pupil attending a main faculty and €42.26 for every pupil within the county’s 9 secondary colleges.
He additionally welcomed the elevated give attention to particular schooling with an allocation of €36.30 for pupils attending a particular faculty or particular lessons in a mainstream faculty.
Added Deputy Flaherty, “Additionally it is heartening to see that the challenges going through our DEIS colleges have been acknowledged with an elevated allocation of €33.68 for every pupil within the county’s eleven main DEIS colleges and €47.68 for pupils within the county’s 4 DEIS secondary colleges.”
Deputy Flaherty says the Covid-19 disaster and prolonged interval of college closures emphasised the significance of digital studying and know-how.
He concluded: “The funding will assist our colleges assist ongoing digital know-how and studying programmes within the faculty while enhancing the expertise for lecturers and pupils alike.”
In the meantime, Longford / Westmeath Wonderful Gael Senator Micheál Carrigy additionally welcomed the announcement of the €556,000 funding by Minister for Schooling Norma Foley for colleges in Longford to offer digital know-how throughout the faculty and in addition to offer for distant studying.
He mentioned, “These measures can embody the acquisition of gadgets to mortgage to college students and lecturers, software program, important studying platforms and different ICT options as decided by the wants of the person faculty. 38 main colleges will share 273,000 whereas a sum of 283,000 might be divided among the many 9 put up main colleges within the county.”