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Most primaries now net-connected;In Brief

MORE than half of Britain's primary schools are now connected to the Internet thanks to the Government's National Grid for Learning. Schools minister Charles Clarke said an NOP survey showed that 51 per cent were now connected compared with 17 per cent in 1997. The Government's aim was to get all schools, colleges, universities and libraries online by 2002 with the help of pound;700 million funding.

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