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Over 6,000 Ukrainian schools not connected to Internet

Source : 112 Ukraine

One third of these schools are located in settlements that do not have any optical provider
15:15, 31 August 2020

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In Ukraine, more than 6,000 schools do not have an Internet connection. In this regard, there are problems with the transition of educational institutions to distance learning. This was stated by Deputy Minister of Digital Transformation for Digital Infrastructure Development Oleksandr Shelest during a briefing.

The ministry has added 2,000 schools to the list according to which they will be connected to the Internet as a matter of priority.

"About two thousand schools are located in settlements that do not have any optical provider. Not only schools but students and teachers living in these settlements cannot connect to high-speed Internet even if they want to," reads the message.

Related: Ukrainian educational institutions could extend distance learning in fall

As we reported earlier, on June 30, protesters approached the building of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine so as to claim their discontent with the appointment of Serhiy Shkarlet as Acting Education Minister.

The newly assigned official is charged with plagiarisms in his thesis works. His opponents also claim he continues the path of Dmytro Tabachnyk, the Education Minister during the rule of the former president Viktor Yanukovych. Back then, the education reform in Ukraine failed.

Related: Ukraine’s Healthcare Ministry develops rules for safe education at schools

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