Lebanon Seeks Tablet Vendor, Plans to Offer Tablets to 15,000 Students!
As the number of tablets continues to grow in education, the Lebanese government is planning to offer 15,000 affordable tablet devices to public school students in the near future at subsidized prices.
The telecom minister Nicholas Sehnaoui and education minister Hassan Diab outlined Lebanon’s vision for using tablets in schools, with the plan of providing every public school student in Lebanon with a tablet device by the year 2014.
Furthermore, the Lebanese government is also liaising with the Central Bank to offer interest free loans to the students, so that they can pay for the tablets through installments up to a 2 year period.
The tablet devices will of course feature WiFi and 3G connectivity and it is expected that the telecom operators Alfa and MTC Touch will subsidize 3G subscription rates for the tablet users. The tablet devices are expected to go on sale to school students by September 2012.