Jordan to Install 5,000 Computers for 7th Graders
The Jordanian Ministry of Education is working on a “computerizing education” scheme by installing 5,000 computers in public primary schools to teach seventh graders.
Jordanian Education Minister Khalid Touqan said Monday that the ministry would start installing 3,000 computers in primary schools around the country in late November.
In addition, according to the Amman-based Jordan Times, the ministry intends to “expand” a Jordanian-Spanish protocol to allow it to borrow $5 million to purchase a minimum of 2,000 computers to be added to the 3,000 that will be used to teach seventh graders.
Through the bilateral protocol, the ministry this year obtained 20,000 computers at a cost of $33 million. They were distributed to 930 high schools.
The installation of computers in the country's schools is part of the ministry's drive to introduce computer and computer-based education.
According to a ministry official, 5,000 teachers have so far finished computer-literacy courses. Another 5,000 have started courses which train teachers on how to teach students through computers – Albawaba.com
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