Samsung to supply 1 mn educational tablets for 2018-19 academic year
Education Ministry to pay Samsung USD 240 mn for tablets: The Education Ministry has contracted Samsung to supply 1 mn educational tables for the 2018-19 academic year at a cost of USD 240 mn, Al Shorouk reports, citing informed sources. The ministry had awarded Samsung with the contract, which 50 other local and international companies had been vying for. Samsung is expected to begin delivering the tablets within the coming days, according to the sources. Tablets and electronic exams were a crucial component of Education Minister Tarek Shawky’s plan to overhaul Egypt’s K-12 education system that would. Shawky had previously said the first batch of tablets would be produced locally by the ICT and military production ministries at a cost of around EGP 2.5-3 bn. Naturally, dedicated iSheep will see this as a massive waste of money that will need to be spent again in a year.