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Quality Education Fund e-Learning Funding Programme—Provision of Mobile Computer Devices and Internet Services Support

 

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FAQs

 

Application Eligibility and Arrangement

1.
Q: Who can benefit from the “Quality Education Fund e-Learning Funding Programme — Provision of Mobile Computer Devices and Internet Services Support” (the Funding Programme)?
2.
Q: How could schools identify students who are with genuine economic hardship?
3.
Q: How could schools identify students who are unable to acquire appropriate Internet services?
4.
Q: How could financial needy students apply for the Funding Programme?
5.
Q: What should schools do and pay attention to when applying for funding for new / transferred students?
6.
Q: Schools may have admitted transferred students who have acquired a mobile computer device under the Community Care Fund Assistance Programme (CCF Assistance Programme) in the 2018/19 school year. Since their devices may not meet schools’ learning and teaching requirements, schools would plan to apply for the Quality Education Fund e-Learning Funding Programme (Funding Programme) for purchasing new and suitable mobile computer devices for loan to these transferred students. How should schools determine whether the acquired mobile computer devices have been used for more than three years in order to comply with the “three-year rule”, as these students may started using the acquired device at different times in the 2018/19 school year?

 

Level and Use of Subsidy

7.
Q: What is the subsidy amount and usage?
8.
Q: If schools already have sufficient portable WIFi routers for loan to needy students, and intend to apply for the first-year "additional funding" to acquire mobile data cards only, is the maximum amount also $800?
9.
Q: Do students need to return the mobile computer devices upon graduation, withdrawal or transfer to another school?
10.
Q: What should schools do if the devices lent to students are accidentally lost or damaged?

 

Use of Funding and Procurement

11.
Q: If a school is participating in the program for the 2021/22 school year but would like students to receive mobile computer devices and accessories on or before August 2021, can the school purchase them first in the 2020/21 school year?
12.
Q: Can schools procure the required items online?

 

Support

13.
Q: How can schools provide support to prevent students from abusing data and becoming addicted to the Internet?
14.
Q: The Government implements the Real-Name Registration Programme for Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) Cards. What are the implications for schools providing mobile data cards to individual needy students under this funding programme?