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Tablet scheme comes as bitter pill

SPECIAL REPORT: Faulty devices, anti-social behaviour and deteriorating handwriting skills dog the government's programme as it enters its second year

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While the government's tablet computers for schools scheme moves forward on a larger scale, the policy's continued success will depend on lessons being learned from its first year.One academic year has passed since the Pheu Thai-led government distributed free tablet computers to Prathom 1 (Grade 1) students. 

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Those students are now second-graders and have been allowed to take the tablets with them, while the government is procuring more than 800,000 new tablets for the next first-graders.

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