Nearly 50,000 Glasgow students to get Apple's iPads

Nearly 50,000 school children in Glasgow, Scottland, are to get their own iPad to help with lessons, according to the BBC News.

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The project will see every pupil from P6 to S6 (approximately nine year-old students to 18 year-old students)given their own device to keep, while all other pupils will have shared access to the Apple tablet. The iPad rollout is part of a seven-year deal between Glasgow City Council and Canadian IT firm CGI.

The BBC News says the entire deal is worth in excess of £300 million (approximately $368 million in U.S. dollars), but the council said it wasn’t possible to to break down the cost of the iPad project. A number of local authorities have already given, or have plans to give, secondary pupils free iPads including Edinburgh, the Scottish Borders and Perth and Kinross, the article adds.