Education, IT Ministries to Boost IT Facilities in Schools

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Fifty Afghan high schools are set to receive a boost in information technology facilities and teachers following an agreement between the Ministry of Communication and Information Technology (MCIT) and the Ministry of Education Tuesday.

The US$2 million agreement signed between the ministers will be first rolled out at five Kabul high schools and later will be implemented at 45 more schools which are yet to be determined.

The cooperation agreement's first phase will see web development services introduced over the next three months to the Kabul Mechanics Institute, Institute of Vocational Teacher Education, Saed Jamaludin Teacher Training Center, Secondary Technical School and the Girls School of Commerce, MCIT said.

"In the coming year we will develop web services in fifty schools with a consideration of $2 million dollars in Kabul and other provinces," Amirzai Sangin, Afghan Communication and Information Technology Minister said.

Minister of Education Gullam Faroq Wardak said the first phase involving the five high schools in Kabul will cover around five thousand students.

"Here we are going to train tutors and with the help of Ministry of Communication and Information Technology we will chose tutors for fifty schools who will work there as teachers," Wardak said.

It is understood that the money for this project will be paid from the Telecommunication Development Fund and Telecommunication Regulatory Authority.

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