Use of Funding
In line with the current practice for disbursement of the Composite IT Grant, the rate of grant will commensurate with the number of approved classes of the Schools in the 2013/14 school year.
Schools can use the grant to enhance or top up their IT infrastructure so as to set up the necessary WiFi environment in their school premises (full WiFi coverage in ALL classrooms) for use of e-textbooks in class and to acquire sufficient mobile computing devices for use in class by students.
Modes of building up the WiFi infrastructure
Regarding the enhancement of WiFi infrastructure, Schools may hire a service provider to design, build and operate the whole infrastructure and to pay for the service by subscription thereafter, effectively through a "subscription" model. Alternatively, Schools may use the funding to design, build, own and operate the WiFi infrastructure.
Information for procurement
EDB Internal Circulars No. 2/2013, No. 3/2013 & No. 4/2013
Stores and Procurement Regulations