18 Dec 2007

ADB gives grant to Samoa for education ICT programme

2:38 pm on 18 December 2007

The Asian Development Bank is extending a 5.9 million US dollar grant to support Samoa's increasing use of information and communication technology, or ICT, in education.

The SchoolNet and Community Access Project will help develop the government, teachers and students from government and mission secondary schools to deliver education using ICT.

It's expected to improve the quality of teaching and learning in secondary schools, create better access to education through ICT and strengthen education management and coordination.

The total project cost is estimated at 6.9 million dollars, with the ADB providing the grant from its Asian Development Fund.

The remaining one million will be funded by the government.

The project is expected to run until December 2012.