97 public high schools in Phillipines to get computers

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Some 97 public high schools in Region 7 in Phillipines will be beneficiaries of the Department of Trade and Industry's (DTI) PCs for Public Schools Project (PCPS). Under the PCPS Phase 3 Project, around 1,200 public secondary schools nationwide will receive 12,000 computers.

Each beneficiary school in the region will receive 10 computers, including peripherals and local area network connections. Bohol will receive 27 units, Cebu will have 43, Oriental Negros will get 22 while Siquijor will get five units. DepEd will train teachers while the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) will test the units and the software. With DTI's PCPS 3 pro-ject, more schools will get ICT upgrade, “empowering” more students and teachers. According to DTI re-cords, 32,240 computers were given to 2,228 public high schools nationwide composed of 1,167 schools in Luzon, 569 schools in Visayas and 492 schools in Mindanao under the first two phases of the project.

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