Students to be Equipped with Tablets in Tehran Schools
Iran’s Ministry of Education announced on Tuesday that students of Tehran schools will receive new tablets in upcoming education year for instructive purposes. Accordingly, the pilot phase of this project will be started in three regions of Tehran.
“In recent years, the Education Ministry has invested a lot of money in brining the latest technologies and related facilities to school in all around the country. Currently, 65% of Tehran schools have official websites, which are designed to serve students and their parents. Also, in average there is one computer per eighteen students. However, we are trying to increase the number of dedicated computers in the hope of increasing quality.” Talking to a seminar held at Tehran, Seyyed Ali Yazdikhah, director of the Tehran district Education Organization, remarked.
“The contents of four lessons are available online, and students should study them via their personal computers at home. In next educational year, we will start distributing free tablets and gadgets between students of Tehran schools. After receiving feedbacks from parents and teachers, we will cover more schools and students in this plan.” Seyyed Ali Yazdikhah declared.
Yazdikhah believes that students should learn how to use new technologies in their lives. “Nowadays, students need to learn how to utilize latest technologies in the best possible way. By launching these types of programs, we will help students to get the best use of gadgets and tablets.”
Some people have already criticized the Education Ministry for spending money in this field. The Ministry has failed to pay the allocated budgets to schools located in remote areas of the country.