Minister Foley Announces €1.5m In ICT Funding For Kerry Schools

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Minister Norma Foley.

MINISTER for Education and Kerry TD Norma Foley has today €1.5m ICT funding for schools across Kerry to support the use of digital technologies within the classroom.

This funding will issue to primary and secondary schools around the county in the form of grant payments, allowing schools flexibility in the use of the funding.

The funding is paid depending on a school’s enrolment. For example, a primary school with 100 pupils will receive €8,000 under this scheme and a secondary school with 500 students will receive €22,311.

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This funding was secured as part of an investment programme for the Department of Education in the Government’s National Recovery and Resilience Plan (NRRP) approved by the European Council.

Minister Foley said: “All of our children and young people must be prepared to learn, work and live in a digital world. This is particularly true in a county such as Kerry where remote working and online connectivity offer huge opportunity.

“School communities made incredible strides in digital teaching and learning during the pandemic. An enormous effort was made by teachers and students, and a huge amount has been learned. This funding will support schools to maximise their capacity to engage fully with digital technology and development of digital skills.”

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