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Rivers State purchases INEC laptops for schools

05 March 2014, 20:31

Rivers - Rivers State Government says it has purchased more than 1 200 laptop computers used by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC in the last general election.

Government said the laptops were acquired at subsidized rate from the commission to boost computer literacy among students in the state.

Commissioner for Education, Alice Nemib said the laptops would be distributed to some selected secondary schools in the state next week.

She commended the INEC resident commissioner in the state, Aniedi Ikoiw, for agreeing to sell the laptops at a highly subsidized price.

Speaking at the official handing over of the laptops, Ikoiw said the gesture was part of the commission’s effort to support the ICT development initiative of the state government.

Ikoiw said that the 1 238 laptops were part of the 2 982 procured and used by INEC for voter registration in 2010.

He said the commission decided to sell the laptops to avoid them being obsolete since they have not been in use after the election.

– CAJ News

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