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Thailand Plans to Give 1 Free Laptop Per Child

Monday, August 14, 2006

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"Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra has announced that an ambitious project to provide low-cost laptop computers to all of Thailand's millions of elementary school students will begin in October."

My point

nice move at first sight..but think, will prove to be a disaster in sometime..

firstly, not all villages have electricity..laptops dont run on battery forever..

secondly, what elementary education requires is basic knowledge, which can be taught with books..children are supposed to be taught by a teacher, and rural teachers are not computer savvy, so while the laptops remain, education shall continue as per convention...

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posted by Anand, 11:34 AM

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