Tuesday, 23 February 2021 18:19

Government invests US$450 million to reduce digital divide

Written by Cindy Moreno

President Nayib Bukele along with other government officials delivered computer equipment that will be destined to students and teachers of the public education sector in El Salvador.

 

 

 

The President informed that the investment cost of the computers, which recently arrived in the country, is US$450 million. "These are of Lenovo, HP and Dell brands", he explained.

Three brands will be delivered: Lenovo, HP and Dell. Theese include Windows 10 and Microsoft Office. These have Google Classroom included where they will be able to connect to their classes. Each computer has security software that will allow them to track their location throughout the territory, even when the computer is turned off. We have thought about the safety of the students.

The Secretary of Innovation of the Presidency, Vladimir Handal assured that, "We are not going to allow third parties to decide who will have access to the Internet and who will not, and this is where the #PlanNacionalDeConectividad is born", he said.

According to the minister of Education the delivery of computers will start with the second and third year high school students of all the national institutes of the country, since they finish the year in October-November and it is urgent that they have it.

"The little ones from first to fourth year will receive a tablet, and then from fourth grade onwards they will receive a computer", the president assured.

The president also clarified that the program, which seeks to be permanent, will allow students to keep the equipment, and then renew the computers every year through students entering the public education system.

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