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Highland Council contractor to roll-out tablets to schools

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Image caption Highland Council wants every pupil at its schools to have their own tablet

Highland Council has awarded WIPRO Holdings UK Ltd a contract to look after its technology, including a roll-out of tablet computers to schools.

The firm, which was named the preferred bidder for the seven-year contract last month, will take over from Fujitsu.

The contract includes the roll-out of 20,000 tablet computers to pupils to help them with their studies.

Providing schoolchildren with their own personal devices has been a long-held aspiration of the Highland Council.

It wants to give every pupil their own tablet.

Highland Council said the new contract would help it save £11m over the lifetime of the contract.

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