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Loosen grip at learning helm

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After just one year, the Pheu Thai government's "one tablet per child" policy has hit a major hurdle. The first semester of the school year has already finished, but Prathom 1 and Mathayom 1 students across the country still have not received their tablet PCs. 

Might it be be considered to be a major problem for a free tablet PC programme when there are no tablets to give away to start with?

The problem is not about money. The Education Ministry is shored up with 5 billion baht to pay for 1.8 million tablets for Prathom 1 and Mathayom 1 students nationwide. Education bigwigs blame the problem on crazy bureaucratic red tape for causing the electronic auction delay.

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