Berlin / Schwerin (dpa / mv) - By the end of last year, around 10.5 million euros had flowed out of the School Digital Pact for Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania.

The figures were announced by the Federal Ministry of Education and the Conference of Ministers of Education of the Länder on Friday.

According to the information, another 10.5 million euros have already been approved but not yet called.

Funds only flow when an investment measure has been completed and the invoice is available, it said on Friday from ministry circles.

The digital pact, originally with 5 billion euros from the federal government and 500 million euros from the federal states, was launched in 2019 to set up the digital infrastructure at schools, for example to install the school's own WiFi or to purchase digital boards - so-called smartboards.


The funding program has recently been topped up three times: by 500 million euros to finance IT administrators for the schools, by another 500 million euros to purchase office laptops for teachers and


500 million euros to purchase loan equipment for students in need to help them too to enable participation in so-called distance learning in the Corona crisis.

According to the Ministry of Education in Schwerin, around 110 million euros from the digital pact are earmarked for the state by 2024.

About 90 percent of this amount comes from the federal government, 10 percent from the state.

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