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 Thursday, February 04, 2010

The Center of Technological Development and Decision-Making Support has produced 68 multimedia films. 9,478 schools, 27 educational directorates, 239 educational administrative units, and 25 mobile technological teams have been equipped with receivers of the transmission of educational satellite channels for use in schools of remote areas. In addition, in an attempt to make use of all potentials of the Egyptian Satellite (Nile Sat), the thematic educational programs have occupied 7 satellite channels.

Transmission for schools started in November 1998. This will cover primary education, preparatory education, secondary education, technical education, languages and general knowledge. A special channel will cover the upgrading of teachers and another for literacy programs.

Egypt plans to expand the network of distance learning to cover its 260 educational directorates. The country also plans to connect the local centers with European and American institutions to train its teachers.

See also ICT in Education in Egypt for Current ICT Initiatives and Projects in Egypt.

Source: infodev Website