Prim-Ed has linked up with Panasonic to offer schools and colleges a larger choice of high-tech classroom tools.
The deal comes after Tanaiste and Minister for Education Mary Coughlan confirmed the release of €20.75m for ICT equipment in second-level schools.
Primary schools are already using these grants by investing in hardware and software for the classroom.
This partnership will fuse Prim-Ed’s educational technology with Panasonic’s global reach and technology solutions for education across Ireland.
Prim-Ed currently has 33 employees in Ireland and 12 in the UK. With this deal, Seamus McGuinness, Prim-Ed’s managing director, hopes to increase the number of employees to extend their reach.
“A global player such as Panasonic offers a ground-breaking array of technology solutions, all of which aim to help deliver better primary, secondary and further education,” said McGuinness.
“Under this new arrangement, we will also distribute Easiteach software which will allow teachers to plan lessons in advance, set up colourful and interesting challenges, all of which can be downloaded via USB, reused and developed for ongoing use.”
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