Kuwaiti education minister pledges a laptop for every high school student

June 20, 2010
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Kuwait’s education minister is set to launch a project that will provide every high school student with a laptop to help move schools into the digital age.

“The project will start right after we finish the necessary infrastructure,” Moudhi Al Hmood said. “There is also an agreement with the curricula directorate to upload all curricula on the education ministry website,” the minister said.

Under the digital plan promoted by the minister, all schools will be interconnected and linked with the ministry.

“We are looking at the Singapore experiment and we are keen on benefiting from their expertise in this field,” she said.

A delegation from Singapore will soon visit Kuwait to assess the situation and present a report on the best way to make Kuwait move ahead with its project.

Kuwait has been steadily enhancing the use of technology in various spheres and this year its ranking improved in the UN e-Government Survey from 57 to 50 among 192 UN member states.

Al Hmood has been pushing for an amelioration of education standards despite heavy challenges from conservatives while promoting best practices in learning acquisition.

         

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