Japan to install computers for all primary and secondary school students within 4 years

The Japanese government and the ruling party on December 2nd finalized a policy to expand central and local fiscal spending to 13 trillion yen in the economic strategy set out at a cabinet meeting in the near future, Japanese media reported. Combined with private spending, the total is expected to exceed Y20 trillion. As part of the plan, it will be included in a budget to make IT terminals such as personal computers available to all Japanese primary and secondary school students by 2023.

Japan to install computers for all primary and secondary school students within 4 years

As of the end of March 2019, japan’s primary, middle and high schools had a computer configuration rate of just one per 5.4 people, according to the Ministry of Culture, Science and Culture.

In the future, under the leadership of the government, the capital prefecture will be funded as a unit, in order to reduce costs, and strive to complete the computer equipment as soon as possible.

It is expected that the cumulative business expenses as of 2023 will reach about 500 billion yen. More than 150 billion yen will be included in the 2019 supplementary budget. Narrowing the educational gap between regions by expanding online education.

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