Posted by SchoolDays Newshound on 06/03/2013. Tags: Secondary School News
Schools in Leinster are set to benefit from faster broadband later this year, it has been revealed.
Speaking at an event at Presentation Secondary School in Warrenmount, Dublin, Minister for Education Ruairi Quinn and Minister for Communications Pat Rabbitte announced all second-level schools in Dublin, Kildare and Meath will receive an internet upgrade by September.
Presentation Secondary School was involved in the first phase of the broadband rollout in 2012 - which saw 202 schools in 14 counties benefiting from improved connections of 100 megabits per second - while the second stage will see installations at a further 216 schools.
The final 250 schools are set to be hooked up to the service in 2014 and Mr Quinn said: "Applying technology in the right way can make education not just more engaging - but more appealing - so the students and teachers
get more from it."
He added a richer experience can be enjoyed by students when they are able to access education through mixed media.
Written by Donal Walsh