€2,490,000 in ICT grants for Kildare schools-Senator Fiona O’Loughlin

Fianna Fáil education spokesperson Senator Fiona O’Loughlin has welcomed the publication of the Digital Strategy for Schools to 2027 and the payment of €50 million in grant funding for digital technology infrastructure to all recognised primary and post-primary schools. €2,490,000 shared between 134 schools throughout Kildare

Senator O’Loughlin said, “We live in technology-based world and our students need to be equipped with the relevant skills within our education system to excel.”

“The digital strategy is designed to assist our schools to embed digital technology across teaching and learning, and to support the development of students in a holistic way.”

“I am pleased to see just under €2.5 million being allocated to Kildare in ICT grants to assist 105 primary and 39 post primary schools to assist them on their technology journey.”

Fiona concluded by saying “Covid highlighted the important role that technology plays within our education system, but also it highlighted some gaps in terms of resources and I am confident this funding will help combat that.”