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Monday, 15 June 2009
Page: 6067

Mr Pyne asked the Minister for Education, in writing, on 12 May 2009:

How many of the schools successful in securing funding under each round of the National Computers in Schools Program have

(a)   had the computers delivered, and

(b)   commenced using the computers in the classroom.

Ms Gillard (Minister for Education, Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations and Minister for Social Inclusion) —The answer to the honourable member’s question is as follows:

2701 schools have had their applications finalised for Rounds One, Two and 2.1 of the National Secondary School Computer Fund. This will deliver almost 295,000 new computers to bring these schools to a computer to student ratio of 1:2.

To date, over 58,000 computers have been delivered and installed in over 690 schools. This includes 461 schools from Round 1and 232 schools from Round 2