Ed­u­ca­tion qual­ity and ac­ces­si­bil­ity to be im­proved with new gen­eral ed­u­ca­tion net­work


A gen­eral ed­u­ca­tion net­work is be­ing es­tab­lished to im­prove ac­ces­si­bil­ity to ed­u­ca­tion for chil­dren liv­ing in re­mote set­tle­ments, the Min­istry of Ed­u­ca­tion, Cul­ture, Sci­ence and Sports (MECSS) an­nounced on Septem­ber 7.

Act­ing Deputy Sec­re­tary of MECSS T.Gan-Er­dene signed a mem­o­ran­dum of un­der­stand­ing on Thurs­day with ex­ec­u­tive di­rec­tor of state-owned Mon­go­lian Elec­tric­ity Trans­mis­sion Net­work Stock Com­pany M.Al­tan-Ochir.

Through the agree­ment, the two or­ga­ni­za­tions will cre­ate a gen­eral ed­u­ca­tion net­work that en­ables schools and kinder­gartens across Mongolia to com­mu­ni­cate and share data with each other.

The net­work will also al­low chil­dren to ac­cess on­line lessons, li­braries, and other con­tents re­gard­less of lo­ca­tion or time. Of­fi­cials be­lieve that the net­work will greatly con­trib­ute in im­prov­ing the qual­ity and ac­ces­si­bil­ity of ed­u­ca­tion.

MECSS launched a pro­gram to build in­fra­struc­ture for the net­work in 2008 and has been car­ry­ing it out in steps with fund­ing from the state bud­get. Ac­cord­ing to of­fi­cial re­ports, 131 gen­eral ed­u­ca­tion schools in Ulaan­baatar, over 200 schools in prov­inces, and around 350 schools in soums have been con­nected to the in­ter­net and in­tranet, a pri­vate net­work ac­ces­si­ble only to an or­ga­ni­za­tion's staff.

Within the scope of the project, New Generation Ed­u­ca­tion sub­pro­ject has been car­ried out since 2015 to con­nect all schools and kinder­gartens to the net­work and re­new their con­nec­tion de­vices.

Mon­go­lian Elec­tric­ity Trans­mis­sion Net­work agreed to re­solve the in­fra­struc­ture prob­lems of schools through the mem­o­ran­dum.

En­hanc­ing the in­for­ma­tion and com­mu­ni­ca­tion in­fra­struc­ture will make it pos­si­ble to in­crease in­ter­net speed at learn­ing in­sti­tutes in Ulaan­baatar, Darkhan-Uul and Orkhon prov­inces by up to 10 GB of data per month, and one GB to other prov­inces.

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