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Covid: 300,000 More Laptops Assures Williamson

England education secretary Mavin Williamson assures 300,000 more laptops and tablets to the less privileged students to help them study at home.

Mr. Williamson promises to establish distance learning to help the student learn during the lockdown.

Investigation proves that there are possibilities that the less privileged students can face difficulties with distance learning.

The Educational department said its statistics made it clear that 700,000 gadgets(Laptops and tablets) have been given to England schools so far amidst covid (in which 100,000 were given last week).

The extra 300,000 Laptops and tablets increase government investment by another £100m, says the department, meaning over £400m will have been invested in assisting the less privileged.

The laptop come due to some findings made by the University of Sussex that most of the parents said that they have difficulties with distance learning during the first lockdown.

Research says that 39% of secondary school students that have difficulties in learning due to lack of technology( laptops and computers)are more the 19% of students who are not entitled to free meals.

Primary school students that have difficulties in learning due to lack of technology( laptops and computers) than their more comfortable off peers due to the environment – such as noise levels (59% to 50%), lack of space (45% to 22%), lack of technology (45% to 26%) and lack of internet (35% to 16%).

Researchers also notify of more educational imbalance if schools should continue been closed.

 

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Ifeoluwa Olumorokun

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