Google announced this week that it has signed an agreement with New Zealand’s Ministry of Education to provide all state and state-integrated schools in the country with Chrome Education licenses. The three-year agreement goes into effect on November 1 next month. Last year, Google noted that Chromebooks “are the number one device used in New Zealand schools.” With a population of approximately 5 million people, Google and New Zealand Ministry of Education announced today that Chrome Education licenses will be available for all state and state-integrated schools.
“Starting on November 1, as part of an agreement with Google and the New Zealand Ministry of Education, all state and state-integrated schools across New Zealand will be able to start claiming Ministry-funded Chrome Education licenses to manage new and existing unmanaged Chromebooks. The Chrome Education license was developed to make device management in schools a breeze, so that teachers and students can focus on what’s most important — teaching and learning. Equipped with the Chrome Education license, schools can utilize essential education features to better support the many ways Chromebooks are used in the classroom,” says Suan Ye, Head of Google for Education, Australia and New Zealand.