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Azerbaijan: Informatization Level of Azerbaijani Educational System to Be Satisfactory
Source: en.trend.az
Source Date: Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Focus: Electronic and Mobile Government
Country: Azerbaijan
Created: Dec 04, 2012

Azerbaijani Education Ministry have submitted the next phase of project on informatization of educational system to the government of the country, the Minister of Education Misir Mardanov told reporters on Tuesday.

According to the minister, ratification of the project, implementation of which is envisaged within 7 years, is expected. Work on informatization of educational system, connecting schools to the global network and enhancing the skills of teaching staff in the field of information technology will be continued within the project.

"The current level of educational system's informatization can be considered as satisfactory, and the level of informatization will grow further with the financing of the field," he said.

According to Mardanov, today more than half of teaching staff, about 80.000 teachers, have been trained to enhance their skills in information technology. According to these figures, Azerbaijan exceeds average indicators.

As for equipping schools with computer equipment, today one computer falls to the share of 20 students, the minister said.

"Our main goal is not to reduce the number, for the computers, issued to schools, to be used for the intended purpose . Also one of the important aspects is to improve the literacy level of teachers in information technology, as well as increasing the number of schools connected to the Internet" Mardanov said.
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