Minister Foley welcomes inclusion of major education programme totalling €66.5 million in the National Recovery and Resilience Plan 2021

Minister for Education Norma Foley TD today (Tuesday 1 June) welcomed the inclusion of a major investment programme for the Department of Education in the Government’s National Recovery and Resilience Plan (NRRP) for approval of the European Council.

The objective of the Department of Education programme is to ensure that all learners are equipped with appropriate skills for the digital age. The Department of Education proposal comprises two projects in the Digital area. Project A aims to support high-speed broadband connectivity in all primary schools, and Project B to fund interventions to address the digital divide, particularly access to digital devices and relevant ICT infrastructure. The funding sought under EU/NRRP is for an investment of €66.5m.

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