Laptop scheme for post-secondary students on track


16-January-2013

“We are getting many responses and students understand how it works,” said Tatiana Sinon, a representative of Space95 working on the project.
 
“The R3,000 contribution from the Department of Information Communications Technology (DICT) towards the purchase price is running smoothly and payments are being done on time,” she said.
“Twenty-four percent of the students taking part in the scheme are paying by installments,” Ms Sinon said.

“They are all presenting their completed certified application forms from their post- secondary institutions.

 But students should note that DICT is not accepting delivery of laptops until full payment is made.”

To be eligible to take part in the scheme a student must be enrolled on a full-time course in one of the post-secondary institutions registered with the Ministry of Education.

He/she can benefit under this scheme only once and must buy the laptop from a local supplier involved in the scheme.
 
Students can refer to the DICT website http://www.ict.gov.sc for the list of participating suppliers.
 
Post-secondary institutions earmarked for the scheme are:

Maritime Training Centre, Seychelles Institute of Technology, National Institute of Health & Social Studies, School of Business Studies & Accounting, Seychelles Agriculture & Horticulture Training Centre, School of Advance Level Studies, School of Visual Arts, Seychelles Tourism Academy.

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