Oman distributes 87,000 computers to youths
- Oman: Wednesday, March 20 - 2013 at 07:53
Oman's Information Technology Authority (ITA) and OmanTel has said the national PC initiative (NPCI) has reached its third phase in which 16,000 computers and 9,000 modems have been distributed, so far, Times of Oman has reported. Since the launch of the initiative in 2011, OmanTel has provided more than 87,000 computers and more than 57,000 modems. The initiative grants a free laptop to school students and higher education students belonging to families on social insurance and subsidises the cost of a personal computer for school teachers who have graduated from the Government IT Training & Certification (GITTC) project and for first-year students enrolled in various higher-education institutions within the sultanate.
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