Wed, 15 Jan 2003

Sampit schools to receive computers

SAMPIT, Central Kalimantan: Japan has provided elementary schools and universities in the Central Kalimantan district town of Sampit with 350 used computers to better equip their learning facilities.

The pentium-two computers are part of a cooperation recently launched by the Association of All Indonesian District Governments (APKAS) and Japan Inc's KRD Project, Heriyanto, a local education service official, said here on Tuesday.

The computers are old, but they have been upgraded with pentium-two capability, he said.

Each used computer costs US$50, and hundreds of schools have ordered them, he said.

"We are checking with APKAS if these computers are still usable before we order them because the computers given to Gresik, East Java, can no longer be used," he said. -- Antara