Tunisia launches project to connect 3,307 schools to fiber-optic internet

Tunisia launched the biggest investment project to connect 3,307 schools to fiber-optic internet, Communication Technologies Minister Nizar Ben Néji said.

The total project cost amounts to TND 132 million, the minister Saturday told a news conference in Tunis. It runs over 18 months and targets 264 delegations in 24 governorates.

Education Minister Mohamed Boughdiri laid emphasis on the importance of this project in reforming the sector and improving its performance.

“Digital transition has become a must today and it is no longer possible to work with conventional methods,” Boughdiri said. The higher council of education, which will created soon, will be in charge of educational reform.

Action will focus on rolling out digitisation in all schools, in partnership with the Communication Technologies Ministry.

The project targets 1.5 million students in primary schools, middle schools and secondary schools, the minister added.

The project, Economy and Planning Minister Samir Saied said, seeks to secure equal opportunities as well as social and regional justice.

“This project will help achieve economic and social development, promote entrepreneurship and encourage investment in the knowledge economy across the country,” he said.

The project will be carried out with the financial support of the World Bank and the African Development Bank.

Source: Agence Tunis Afrique Presse