The Apple Centre in Bahrain has signed a deal with the government to place Macs at 11 secondary schools.

The five-year agreement, which starts with the new term on September 11 and ends in July 2009, aims at expanding the information technology system at all stages of government education.

According to a report in the Gulf Daily News, the Apple Centre will turn school books, comprising 420 titles in all subjects, into electronic books, through 2,240 Web sites.

The Apple Centre will also be responsible for providing, installing and operating the electronic system at all government schools of all education stages, in addition to training teachers on its uses.