More Moldovan schools today received the first consignment of 150 computers, donated by Jeju Province, the Republic of Korea, Moldpres informs.
According to the Education Ministry’s press service, the computers will be distributed to 12 general educational institutions in Cahul, Hincesti, Ungheni, Singerei, Falesti, Drochia, Soroca, Floresti and Straseni districts.
The action was possible after the Education Ministry and Jeju Special Self-Governing Province Office of Education signed a memorandum of understanding on 21 September 2015 as regards cooperation in Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) sector. “Among the memorandum’s actions are donation of 450 computers and organization of ICT training courses for Moldovan teachers in Korea. The other two consignments, 150 computers each, will be provided next two years,” the same source said.
Under a survey by the Education Ministry, the total deficit of computers in education institutions is 13,000 units. At the same time, most education institutions have outdated computers or an insufficient number.
To meet minimum rules on endowment of the education institutions, seen in standards elaborated by the Education Ministry, the schools must have one computer for each 20 pupils.