More than 6,800 students in primary, secondary and secondary vocational education will receive a laptop this week to work from home. That says Sivon, a partnership of school boards, in talks with on Thursday.

Now that the school doors are closed, schools are teaching remotely. Because not everyone has a computer at home, unfortunately not all children can attend these lessons. The Ministry of Education has therefore allocated 2.5 million euros for laptops.

"All students deserve good education. Even in times of crisis and regardless of their parents' wallets," said Minister Arie Slob (Primary and Secondary Education and Media) in a statement. "It is good that we can help so many extra students in this way, so that they also receive distance education."

School boards were able to apply for Chromebooks or Windows laptops through March 26. A total of 145 boards did this.

The first schools have already received their laptops, including primary school De Kaleidoscope in Ede. School director Lesanka van Beek says via Sivon that he is very happy with this: "These extra laptops not only allow pupils to work with the teaching material at home, but they also keep in touch with teachers. This is very important in these days of digital teaching. important for students. "

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