AED 79 million tech investment for UAE public schools

Money will be used to increase the number computer units and improve internet connections in schools

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By  Vineetha Menon Published  April 5, 2009

The UAE Ministry of Education has allocated AED 79 million to increase the number of computers and enhance internet connections in public schools this year.

The move follows reports that government-run schools are lagging behind private schools in the country in terms of IT facilities.

To help the Ministry reach its goal, Netgear has been assigned to provide public schools with a range of networking solutions. The company had previously assisted the Ministry in implementing a wireless network solution in 350 schools across the UAE.

“We understand that accurate, complete and easily accessible data improves the effectiveness of higher education because it can be used to improve student learning as well as bolster overall school or institutional performance,” said Ahmad Zeidan, channel sales manager, Netgear Middle East.

“Due to our extensive investments in research and product development, we have been the preferred choice for the academic sector and are fully-equipped to supply the technology and services the sector needs in order to achieve their objectives and organisational goals, and thereby make a difference in students’ lives,” added Zeidan.

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