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.