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Five vocational institutes to receive internet services

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Five vocational institutes to receive internet services

ministry of educationAfghan Ministry of Communication and Information Technology said Tuesday that five vocational institutes of the Ministry of Education will have internet access in the next three months.

All the students around Afghanistan would be able to have full access to the internet in the next ten years, said the two ministries.

“In the next decade, the number of schools in the country will reach to 3,700 with a total number of 16mn students studying. We want all the schools to have computer labs and internet access,” said Education Minister Farooq Wardak, speaking at a joint press conference in Kabul.

According to the officials, the program costs USD 2mn, which will be funded from the national budget.

Addressing the conference, Information Technology Minister Amirzai Sangeen said the program is launched as a pilot in the five vocational institutes in Kabul.

“This is only a pilot program for now that is going to be launched in the vocational institutes, including Technical institute, Girls School of Commerce, Sayed Jamaluddin Afghan, and Education institutes. Our plan is to bring internet access to 50 schools before the end of 1392,” said Minister Sangeen.

Previously, public universities in capital Kabul were provided with internet access by the Ministry of Information Technology.

Minister Sangeen said that 80% of the Afghan would be able to access 3G internet services in the next two years.

However, a number of Kabul residents have complaints about the high cost and poor quality of the internet services in Kabul.

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