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Nigerian students power up their laptops

Curious studentsSchool computer

Nicholas Negroponte’s One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) program in Africa and the Middle East has begun rolling-out the first versions at a school 10 miles outside Nigeria’s capital, Abuja [see further images on CNet]. While these 10- and 11-year-old students will share three books per academic subject, students in less fortunate schools might share three books total. Still it’s a start.


2 thoughts on “Nigerian students power up their laptops

  1. Suspect that you may enjoy Bill Kerr’s post on the OLPC initiative.

    Bill is always intersting in his analysis – he argues “It’s clear that OLPC is a well thought out radical approach to education, not just trying to mimic the deplorable dumbed down way in which we generally use computers in education in developed countries. This follows from the core principles of the project – child ownership, low aged, saturation, connection and free & open source.


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