Council pledge ICT funding for schools

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Angus Council has pledged funding for schools to ensure that they have access to the latest information technology.

The authority’s education committee agreed at its meeting on May 30 to allocate £550,000 to roll out the latest technology in schools.

The meeting heard that ICT was becoming more and more important in providing learning and teaching opportunities.

The latest investment will enable wireless provision to be introduced in primaries in the Monifieth, Montrose and Kirriemuir clusters.

The cash will also allow upgrades to equipment across the secondary sector.

Welcoming news, convener Sheena Welsh said: “The council recognises the importance of ICT in primary and secondary schools. We have made a significant investment to ensure that majority of our schools have access to the latest wireless technology and equipment.”