Education Minister Alberto Sileoni released the first results of a study done since almost two million netbooks were given to children in public schools.
The results of the study suggest they have been a success, ‘a tool improving the climate of schools’.
According to a qualitative study undertaken by 11 national universities, the Equal Connect Programme (CIP) helps to narrow differences and increase reintegration of school children. The group has provided 1.8 million netbooks to children across the country.
“It’s a move that reaffirms the value of public school, a universal measure that leaves behind targeted policies of the ’90s,” said Sileoni in a presentation of the results of the study.
Initiated in April 2010, the program has reached over 4000 establishments, including 3800 secondary schools.