Schools across Newry are set to get new state-of-the-art computers to help educate them about Information Technology.
Seven schools are set to take delivery of BBC Micro-computers, which the council insist, will ‘help develop a healthy interest in technology.’
One Head Teacher told Newry Spud:
“This comes two months after we were connected to the National Grid for electricity so we are delighted. It means that our students will now be equipped with the best equipment available for the new digital age. I’ve bought them some blank tapes so that they can save anything that they might do on them.”
But critics have pointed out that students may use them for other, less educational purposes saying:
“We’ve heard all about these so-called computers. I’ve also heard that people can play games on these things and that’s not going to teach anyone anything. I think we should go back to the quill & ink pot, which has served us well over the last 200 years.”