Ministry of Education and Sports Introduces the Information and
Telecommunication Improvement Project
20 March, 2001 - Belmopan
The Ministry of Education has launched its Belize Information and
Telecommunication Improvement Project that includes the training of
teachers in Information Technology and the donation of 5,000 computers
to various Schools. This initiative was developed to produce an
integrated and sustainable public sector Education and Information
In addition to this, the project along with the donated 5,000 computers
will increase the access to digital information and its use by students
and teachers alike. This endeavor will increase the capacity of Belize
to successfully participate in global activities and provide more
profitable opportunities to Belizean Entrepreneurs.
In order to do this the Ministry of Education will be implementing the
following project components:
1. Develop integrated and sustainable public IT infrastructure through
the construction of a network of IT towers all over the country.
2. Link Schools, Libraries, Government and other facilities to the
Public IT infrastructure.
3. Increase access to digital infromation and its use to the public by
training teachers, public officers and employees of the Government of
Belize Statutory Boards.
4. Expand the general population's access to the public
information and telecommunication system.
5. Develop a comprehensive public sector information and
6. Strengthen and expand the management capacity of both the Employment
Training and Education Services Unit of the Ministry of Education and of
the Planning Project and Performance Measuring Unit of the Ministry of
All participating schools will sign a memorandum of understanding for
the School's Computer Wide Area network. This document outlines
the services that will be provided by the Ministry of Education and
Sports and the Responsibilities that each school has upon the acquiring
of the computer network. The memorandum also details the information
needed by the Ministry of Education from the Managing authority of the
participating schools. Each participant will receive a copy of the
document that will be signed by representatives from the Ministry of
Education and Sports and the school's Managing Authority.Copied from newsletter from the Govt. of Belize
A lot of good it does to beef up computer inventory. Like putting the cart in front of the horse. Better fix the core problem first and get a decent ISP in here. The existing service is taxed enoughed without adding another 5000 computers!
Just a personal opinion!
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