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Education Ministry brings Internet to schools and directorates


(MENAFN- Jordan Times) AMMAN — The Ministry of Education on Monday launched a project that connects its administrative and educational institutions across the Kingdom with Internet services and advanced solutions and technologies.

Speaking at a presser, Education Minister Omar Razzaz said that the project will connect 2,764 schools and directorates with Internet and Intranet networks aiming to increase the quality of education.

The JD 9.5 million project, which is implemented by Umnia with the supervision of the Special Communications Commission (SCC), will build infrastructure in schools to raise the speed of the Internet from 2 Mbps to 15 Mbps, and to 50 Mbps in directorates, Razzaz said.

'The project will enhance utilising technology in education, provide distinguished educational environment and enable schools and directories to communicate using e-conference [tools]' Razzaz added.

The minister said that the initiative will facilitate the use of the ministry's projects, such as the online courses developed in partnership with the EDRAAK platform, which includes four Tawjihi level courses in Physics, Mathematics, Chemistry and English.

EDRAAK is also scheduled to launch an online educational content for all levels, in cooperation with the ministry and with funding from Google by next year, EDRAAK's CEO Sherin Yaaqoub said.

During his presentation, Razzaz said that the availability of online educational content will decrease the financial burdens incurred by private courses, especially for those who are struggling financially.

SCC director general, Brigadier-General Ali Asaaf said that the project has also provided schools and directorates with 1,2000 surveillance camera systems and biometric time punching system for employees.

Umnia's CEO Ziad Shatara expressed his pride for being a part of the largest e-networking project in Jordan that 'merges low costs with high quality'.

Shatara noted that his company is providing free Internet to all schools and directorates as part of Umnia's corporate social responsibility.

Assaf said that the free Internet provided by Umnia will annually save the ministry JD350,000.

Other 780 schools are soon to be connected with Internet services, Shatara concluded.

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