€2 million has been allocated for new ICT equipment for primary and post-primary schools in Donegal.
The funding, announced by the Department of Education, is part of a €50 million package for schools nationwide, €10 million of which is for Covid-19 specific measures.
Donegal Minister Charlie McConalogue has welcomed the allocations, which are to be paid in early December 2020.
Minister McConalogue said: “This funding will allow schools to improve their current ICT infrastructure and enable them to provide for remote learning. It will be paid on an automatic basis to every school in Donegal.
“The use of the grant is flexible in that schools can use the funds for software and digital services as well as the purchase of computer devices to loan to teachers and students.
“Donegal primary schools will receive a total of €1,070,580 while post-primary schools will receive €937,396.
“Education is one of Fianna Fáil’s top priorities in Government. I welcome Minister Foley’s announcement of this funding, which will assist schools to support their digital technology programmes as well as broader teaching and learning,” concluded Minister McConalogue.