Australian government delivers 300,000th computer to school program

10:19, June 04, 2010      

Email | Print | Subscribe | Comments | Forum 

The Australian federal government on Friday delivered the 300,000th computer in its Computers in Schools program.

Deputy Prime Minister Julia Gillard personally delivered the latest machines in the government's rollout at Cranebrook High School in Sydney's west on Friday.

It aimed to give every student in years 9 to 12 a computer by the end of 2011, paid for out of federal Labor's 2.1 billion dollars (1.8 billion U.S. dollars) National Secondary School Computer Fund.

Gillard insisted the plan is on track.

"This was one of our election promises. We wanted to make sure that our secondary students would be learning with the learning tool of the 21st century," Gillard told Australian Associated Press.

Gillard said there had only been about 210,000 computers in schools when the current Labor government was elected in 2007.

"That meant that for some senior secondary students, they were in a school where there were no computers," Gillard said. "This is a program that is on track to deliver exactly what we promised."

Source: Xinhua

(Editor:张茜)

  • Do you have anything to say?

双语词典
dictionary

  
Special Coverage
  • Premier Wen Jiabao visits Hungary, Britain, Germany
  • From drought to floods
Major headlines
Editor's Pick
  • Giant red lantern lights up in Tiananmen Square to celebrate the coming National Day on Oct. 1. (Xinhua/Li Xin)
  • A ceremony is held in Taipei, southeast China's Taiwan, on Sept. 28, 2011, to commemorate the 2,562nd birthday of Confucius (551-479 BC), a Chinese thinker, educationist and philosopher. (Xinhua/Wu Ching-teng)
  • The world's first Boeing 787 Dreamliner for delivery arrives at Haneda airport in Tokyo, capital of Japan, on Sept. 28, 2011. The Boeing 787 Dreamliner, whose buyer is All Nippon Airways (ANA), will implement a flight of ANA on Oct. 26 from Tokyo's Narita Airport to Hong Kong in south China. (Xinhua/Ji Chunpeng)
  • A Libyan National Transitional Council (NTC) fighter shows what is believed to be human jawbone found inside a mass grave near Abu Salim prison in Tripoli, Libya, Spet. 27, 2011. The NTC on Sunday said they had found a mass grave containing the bodies of 1,270 people killed by Gaddafi's security forces in a 1996 massacre at Abu Salim prison in southern Tripoli. (Xinhua/Li Muzi)
  • Rescue workers and local residents search for survivors after a building collapsed in old Delhi, India, Sept. 27, 2011. At least 10 people were killed and 35 injured when an old three-storey building collapsed. More than a dozen people are still feared trapped under the debris, police said. (Xinhua/Partha Sarkar)
  • A visitor has flying experience in the windmill castle of Jinshitan National Holiday resort in Dalian, northeast China's Liaoning Province, Sept. 27, 2011. The castle is a 23-meter-high building with 21 meters in diameter. The castle uses wind tunnel to make objects floating in the air. It is the first indoor stadium in China, which enables people to have flying experience. (Xinhua/Zhang Chunlei)
Hot Forum Discussion