7,000 schools to be connected to speed Internet: Azerbaijani education minister
Azerbaijan, Baku, June 12 / Trend , A.Badalova/
The Azerbaijani Education Ministry aims to connect 7,000 educational institutions to high-speed Internet as part of the "state program on informatization of education in 2008-2012", Education Minister Misir Mardanov said on June 12.
"I positively assess the implementation of such a large number of works for a short time. But the main work still lies ahead," Mardanov said.
The minister said at present 200 schools in Baku, as well as in the country's different regions have been connected to high speed Internet as part of the state program, to which 18 million manats was allocated in the first year.
The program aims to create the unified national educational environment through applying modern informational and communications technology and provide people's all stratum with an opportunity to receive quality education.
The action plan of the state program includes improving material and technical base of educational institutions, equipping them with computer equipment, developing networks and intranet access to the Internet, creating electronic research tools in all disciplines, resource base of e-education (e-learning), Information and Resource Center in the application of ICT in education, a single educational portal, measures to promote distance education in the country, educational informatization management system, strengthening of human capacity and improving the regulatory framework.
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