Schools across the UK will continue to benefit from cheaper software after the British Educational Communications and Technology Agency (Becta) extended its Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Microsoft for a further 12-months.
Under the agreement, which ran out last month, schools buying Microsoft software receive a discount ranging between 20 to 37 per cent.
Stephen Lucey, executive director, strategic technologies at Becta said: “We welcome this extension and the considerable savings already accrued under the MoU, estimated at around £47m over the last three years.
“This extension will ensure that schools can continue to benefit from the discounts set out in the original MoU for a further 12 months. We work on behalf of schools to make sure that if they choose to purchase Microsoft products, they can get the best value from those licensing agreements.”
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