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PakTribune: Pakistani Students Might Be Using $100 Laptop Next Year

Nov 30, 2006, 16:00 (2 Talkback[s])


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"Pakistan Wednesday expressed its resolve to introduce an enabling atmosphere to the country's schools and colleges to allow students to use low-cost laptops which would serve as electronic school bags.

"'The government is keen to use IT as a tool to facilitate the process of learning at the school and college level and the introduction of low-cost laptops would act as a catalyst to revolutionize the whole concept of education,' said Minister for Information Technology Awais Ahmad Khan Leghari during a meeting with Mr Nicholas Negroponte, founder and chairman of the One Laptop for Child, a non-profit organisation based at MIT Media Labs which develops and distributes laptops worth around $100 each among the world's children..."

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