Only 3 in 10 low-income families in rental flats have a computer or tablet: Study

Madam Nurhidayah Sazali (left) and her family received laptops from the South Central Community Family Service Centre. ST PHOTO: GIN TAY
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SINGAPORE - A survey of 3,000 low-income families living in highly subsidised Housing Board (HDB) rental flats found that only three in 10 families have a computer, laptop or tablet, collectively known as a learning device, and only half have Wi-Fi at home.

On average, a single learning device was shared among three people.

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