Some schools picked for a pilot scheme in information technology have yet to receive their computers, even though there are only days to go before students return to class. The principal of the North Point Government Primary School (AM), Ho Kwok-suen, said yesterday he regretted joining the scheme. 'What shall I show to my students and teachers when they come back to school? I don't even have a computer which can use CD-roms,' he said. Mr Ho said he was still waiting for his 13 notebooks, two desktops and a security cabinet to store the machines. All primary schools should be given multi-functional computers this calendar year. So far about 40 per cent have computers installed, but these do not include Mr Ho's school, even though it was chosen as one of 20 primary and secondary schools in April for a two-year pilot scheme to study the use of computers in education. Senior department inspector (computers) Simon Ip Tang-ping admitted some of the pilot schools had yet to receive computers. Some had demanded late delivery until other school improvements had been completed. He said Mr Ho's school was included in the last batch scheduled to get computers before the trial period was announced. 'We tried to speed up the process after learning his school was one of the pilot schools. But it was summer vacation,' Mr Ip said. Flooding in China had delayed getting materials to produce the cabinets, he said.