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Winning firms' tablet contracts to be voided

Late deliveries blamed on weakening baht

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The Education Ministry looks set to scrap its contracts with two winning suppliers of 1.2 million computer tablets for students in the second phase of the government's One Tablet per Child scheme by mid-February. 

Prathom 1 students at a Nakhon Ratchasima school try the new tablets they just received in September 2012. PRASIT TUNGPRASERT

A high-ranking source in the Office of the Basic Education Commission (Obec), which oversees the tablet auctions, said the move comes after the companies failed to meet their delivery deadlines.

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