SINGAPORE, 16 JUNE 2010 - NCS has been appointed the ICT partner in the Singapore government's S$850 million (US$610 million) Standard ICT Operating Environment for Schools programme under the Ministry of Education (MOE), the infotech company has announced.
NCS is Singapore Telecommunications' (SingTel) wholly-owned subsidiary, which provides infocomm technology (ICT) and communications engineering services.
Central infrastructure and computing services for schools
Under the programme, NCS will provide all schools in Singapore with central infrastructure and computing services, the NCS announcement explained. The eight-year programme will combine the best of technologies and efficient business and support processes to offer a superior infocomm technology (ICT) experience for school leaders, teachers and administrative staff. This will improve the ICT environment in the education industry and enable school leaders and teachers to harness the power of ICT without the need to manage complex equipment and technology.
Feedback from current and former educators told us that a simple and effective user experience is what teachers want and we will put in the right technology solutions and people to make it happen, said Allen Lew, SingTel's CEO Singapore and chairman of the NCS Group.
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