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ERDF 058: Purchase of Science and Technology Laboratory Equipment for State Schools

Project Cost: €1,246,342
Beneficiary: Ministry for Education and Employment
Line Ministry: Ministry for Education and Employment
Start Date: 2008
End Date: 2011

Non Technical Short Summary Of Project

The aim of the project was to enhance laboratory equipment in schools in order to ensure that better Science and Technology teaching and learning is carried out. The science labs which have been upgraded are in a better position to teach Integrated Science, Physics, Chemistry and Biology.

Operational Programme: OPI Investing in Competitiveness for a Better Quality of Life ERDF
Fund: European Regional Development Fund
Priority Axis: PA6 Urban Regeneration and Improving the Quality of Life
Focus Area Of Intervention: OPIPA6 Education, Social and Health-related Infrastructure

Project Objectives

The project aims to furnish school laboratories with science equipment. This equipment will enable students to carry out effectively and efficiently experiments which are part and parcel of their curriculum. Apart from science, technology is also being targeted. this project will ensure that the latest equipment is installed in science and technology laboratories.

Project Results

The project will include the purchasing of the required laboratory equipment that will result in: Better equipped laboratory facilities for the teaching of Integrated Science, physics, chemistry and Biology in 31 Secondary and post-Secondary State Schools including the Science Centre.

Project Purpose

The upgrading of science and technology laboratories in State Secondary and Post-Secondary Schools as well as the Science Centre.