About 2,000 students receiving financial help from the Government will be given free e-mail accounts and access to the Internet under a project announced yesterday. The Chinese University got the biggest share of the Quality Education Fund in its second call for applications. The fund approved 587 projects involving $192 million. The university was granted $12 million to link up with primary and secondary schools, networking the institutes into one 'cyber-campus'. Chairman of the fund's steering committee Irving Koo Yee-yin said 2,160 applications had been received. About $87.8 million will go to information technology development and $49.2 million to all-round education. Chinese University associate professor Wong Po-choi said 250 more schools would benefit from his project. 'Some 350 schools are already included in the first phase of our project approved last year,' he said. 'Teachers can surf the Internet free. The project is successful as each day we have as many as two million hits. 'In our second stage we will encourage students to access the Internet. Some 2,000 poor students should benefit.'