Tablet scheme will be officially launched on June 7

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BANGKOK, 25 May 2012 – Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra is set to preside over the official launching ceremony of One Tablet PC per Child scheme on June 7 at the Government House. 

Office of the Basic Education Commission (Obec)’s secretary-general Chinnapat Bhumirat yesterday unveiled that after months of content preparation, personnel training and the setting up of tablet distribution system, the Education Ministry is ready to distribute the tablet PCs to first graders across the country by the first semester of this academic year.

The opening ceremony of the project will be chaired by the premier on June 7.

The first shipment of 2,000 tablet units delivered on Wednesday is undergoing an inspection. Following the inspection, 1,000 units will be distributed to 183 trainers before they are to be introduced to teaching personnel nationwide.

Mr Chinnarat has elaborated that once the first shipment of 100,000 units are delivered, the Ministry of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) will conduct initial inspections before coordinating with OBEC to deliver the tablets to Education 1 offices in each province.