Politics ‘stifling $100 laptop’

A lack of “big thinking” by politicians has stifled a scheme to distribute laptops to children in the developing world, a spokesman has said.Walter Bender of One Laptop per Child (OLPC) said politicians were unwilling to commit because “change equals risk”.But, he said, there needed to be a “dramatic change” because education in many countries was “failing” children.In an interview with the BBC, Nigeria’s education minister questioned the need for laptops in poorly equipped schools.Dr Igwe Aja-Nwachuku said: “What is the essence of introducing One Laptop per Child when they don’t have seats to sit down and learn; when they don’t have uniforms to go to school in, where they don’t have facilities?”
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