Computer subsidies for 4,800;In brief;News

24th December 1999 at 00:00
NEARLY 5,000 Scottish teachers are getting an early Christmas present - a pound;200 subsidy to help them buy a computer. Peter Peacock, Scotland's deputy minister for children and education, has given the rebate to 4,800 teachers - almost 10 per cent of the Scottish total - who applied. It was thought that only 1,500 would be eligible in the first wave of the scheme. Michael Wills, the learning and technology minister, will launch a similar scheme in England at the BETT educational technology exhibition on January 12.

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