Schools go online en masse;In brief

27th August 1999 at 01:00
NEARLY two-thirds of primary schools and the vast majority of secondaries are now connected to the Internet, according to Government figures released today. This time last year just 17 per cent of primaries were linked and the proportion of online secondary schools was 83 per cent, compared with 93 per cent this year. Jacqui Smith, schools minister, said there was now one computer for every eight secondary pupils and one computer for every 13 primary pupils. Government spending on computers and related services for schools will total pound;241 million this year.

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