The Education Ministry has rejected a request by a Chinese tablet supplier to extend its delivery date by an additional 150 days after it failed to meet last month's deadline.
A high-ranking source in the Office of the Basic Education Commission, which oversees the tablet auctions, said an extension for delivery is impossible, as it would violate the Procurement Act.
Shenzhen Yitoa Intelligent Control Co won two contracts to supply 800,000 tablets to Prathom 1 students in Zones 1 and 2 in the second phase of the government's One Tablet per Child scheme.
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