A: The Education Bureau disburses funding to schools for arranging bulk purchase of mobile computer devices and related equipment for loan to eligible students. Therefore, the mobile computer device purchased under the Funding Programme are school property. Students must return all borrowed equipment when they leave schools for various reasons (including graduation, further studies, transfer to another schools, etc.).
Schools should arrange to lend the returned equipment to newly eligible students and also notify the Information Technology Education Section of the Education Bureau to update the records of the student beneficiaries.
When an eligible student attends another public sector school implementing e-learning in the new school year, the student can apply to the new school for borrowing a mobile computer device and related equipment purchased under the Funding Programme.
If eligible students apply for the loan of mobile computer devices this school year, but they left schools after schools have completed the procurement but have not lent devices to them. Schools may include them in list of beneficiary students and input the name of the concerned student(s) and the date(s) of leaving schools in “Remarks” when submitting the “List of Device Purchased and Student Beneficiaries”. The Education Bureau will calculate the funding based on the information submitted by schools. The newly acquired equipment can lend to new eligible students in future.