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Glasgow children to get free iPads.

Glasgow children to get free iPads.

Nearly 50,000 school children in Glasgow are to get their own iPad to help with lessons.

The project will see every pupil from P6 to S6 given their own device to keep, while all other pupils will have shared access to the Apple tablet.

Faster internet connections and installing wi-fi in every classroom is also part of the initiative.

The iPad rollout is part of a seven-year deal between Glasgow City Council and Canadian IT firm CGI.

The entire deal is worth in excess of £300m but the council said it was not possible to break down the cost of the iPad project.

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