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Connectivity of Rural Schools to Help Curb Educational Disparity

There are over 107,000 schools in Iran. ICT Ministry plans to connect 44,000 more schools to internet and increase the number of schools with access to the World Wide Web to 84,000
Connectivity of Rural Schools to Help Curb Educational DisparityConnectivity of Rural Schools to Help Curb Educational Disparity

The Information and Communications Technologies Ministry plans to connect 44,000 rural schools to Iran’s National Information Network before the commencement of the new academic year (starting Sept. 22) in order to curb educational disparity.
ICT Minister Mohammad Javad Azari Jahromi said the new connections will raise the number of schools with internet connectivity to 84,000, the ministry’s website Ict.gov.ir reported. 
There are over 107,000 schools in Iran, 78% of which will be connected to the World Wide Web, if the ICT Ministry’s initiative goes ahead as planned.
The National Information Network was launched in August 2016 as an alternative, independent network with content compatible with Islamic values to facilitate Iranian users’ access to indigenous content.

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