Rustem Khamitov: "100 percent of schools should have high-speed Internet in 2018"
UFA, 18 May 2017. /Bashinform News Agency/.
At today's meeting of the Council for the Electronic Education Development, which was held by the Head of Bashkortostan Rustem Khamitov, the issue of providing schools with access to high-speed Internet was touched upon.
Participants of the meeting noted that the innovative content created in the republic would be especially in demand in rural schools. However, implementation of projects in the field of e-learning is deterred by lack of the access of these educational institutions to the Internet.
"So far the processes of formation of the information and educational environment of e-learning, including digital educational resources, telecommunication technologies, hardware and software platforms and equipment are unacceptably slow", said Rustem Khamitov. "Today 76% of the organizations of the republic have access to the web directly from workplaces. 72 percent of schools and 53 percent of colleges do not have high-speed Internet. What kind of e-learning can we talk about in this situation? "
According to Rinat Shagalin, the Chairman of the State Committee for Information System Development RB, at present unified technical tasks for purchase of high-speed Internet access and technical support services by educational institutions is prepared.
The Head of Bashkortostan instructed to analyze implementation of e-learning elements in each educational institution, as well as access of schools to the Internet.
"In 2018, 100 percent of schools should have high-speed Internet," stressed Rustem Khamitov.