Turkey implements project for free tablet computers in schools

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Baku, Azerbaijan, Feb. 17

By Rufiz Hafizoglu - Trend:

Turkey has launched the FATIH project, under which 775,000 teachers and students of the country's public schools will be provided with tablet computers free of charge, Turkish TV channel TRT Haber reported on Feb. 17.

The ceremony launching the project was attended by Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Under the FATIH project some 675,000 ninth-grade students and 100,000 teachers in 3,500 of the country's schools will get free tablet computers.

The project also includes installation of 80,000 "smart boards" in classrooms. The "smart boards" will be synchronized with tablet computers, making it will be possible to conduct interactive lessons.

The FATIH project was launched as a pilot program in some schools in February 2012 by the General Directorate for Innovation and Educational Technology (YEĞİTEK) of the Turkish National Education Ministry.

As of 2013, some 60,165 public schools are operating in Turkey, according to the National Education Ministry.

Translated by E.A.

Edited by C.N.

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