6 Oct 2008

PNG looks to implement "One Laptop Per Child"

5:34 pm on 6 October 2008

Schools in Papua New Guinea are to be introduced to the "One Laptop Per Child" programme.

The One Laptop Per Child scheme was developed by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Media Laboratory and is supported by organisations such as Google Corporation.

Niue recently became the first country in the Pacific to be part of the scheme, giving laptops to to all its 500 school children.

The newspaper, the national, reports the Deputy Prime Minister Dr Puka Temu saying formal discussions were held with two experts from MIT.

He says they discussed the possibility of launching the product next month and that the project would be valued at 58 million US dollars(K150 million).