Every teacher who has applied for a pound;200 grant towards purchasing a home computer this year will be successful, says Nicol Stephen.
More than 7,000 have applied this year - way beyond the Executive's expectations. But the minister isadamant that all of them will receive the award.
"We intend to approve all of those applications. We are going to have to find ways of making that additional investment, but we are determined to do that," Mr Stephen says.