eCompany plans for UAE education

eCompany and the UAE Ministry of Education announced plans to provide a comprehensive broadband internet solution package to public and private schools in the UAE.

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By  Simon Duddy Published  December 22, 2004

eCompany and the UAE Ministry of Education announced plans to provide a comprehensive broadband internet solution package to public and private schools in the UAE. This initiative from eCompany supports the Ministry of Education mission to provide broadband internet access to all schools in the UAE and use the benefits to improve communication, teaching and learning in schools. The new solutions package would also form the foundation for future eServices that the Ministry plans to provide for schools in the UAE . As part of this package, eCompany would offer public & private schools in the UAE a bundled solution offering high-speed Internet access and web presence which can be implemented speedily and easily in a cost effective manner. The basic package would consist of high speed 2 MB broadband internet access through ADSL, email accounts and web hosting of websites for each school. This innovative broadband internet solution has been specifically developed by eCompany at a subsidised cost to provide the benefits of internet technology to schools in the UAE. From a productivity, communication and learning perspective, the school system in the UAE will now see a dramatic improvement with the help of the new solutions package from eCompany which will help students and teachers alike in accomplishing more in less time with the help of the high speed connectivity. Parents of students will now also get easier access to schools in terms of better communication and also access to information on schools virtually through their websites thus facilitating them in supporting their children’s education. The solution would also enable schools to have the benefit of scalable solutions, which would keep pace with their growing needs. “As a progressive and socially responsible corporate, Etisalat and eCompany in particular is pleased to announce this support of the educational sector in the UAE. As teachers and students alike look for guidance and support, eCompany is committed to partnering with them in order to help them face the challenge of incorporating internet solutions in their schools in a cost effective manner,” says Ahmad Abdulkarim Julfar, general manager of eCompany “This landmark announcement is also a first step in the realisation of our goals as part of our strategic partnership with the Ministry of Education to cooperate in various areas,” he adds. “The partnership with eCompany is a significant turning point in the UAE education sector, due to the great benefits of merging information technology into schools and providing them with easy access to Internet. This would promote an attractive learning and teaching environment and bolster efficiencies. It would provoke inclination of all concerned parties to acquire more skills and expertise and help students upgrade their capabilities,” says Ali Meihad Al Suwaidi, Assistant Undersecretary for Human Resources Planning & Development, UAE Ministry of Education. “Connecting educational institutions of the country through state of the art network and fast access to Internet would serve in achieving our goals according to the best international practices. This will ensure a new generation of students who can face the challenges of the future and who are qualified to enter the workplace to support the national economy and contribute in the development of our country,” he adds.

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