The Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport and Metfone Sign a long-term strategic partnership to cooperate on “Information Technology Education, which this collaboration is a further success of the "Internet for Schools" program, which was previously collaborated in Free internet access _Lei to public schools and teacher training institutions and units under the Ministry of University Education.
The signing of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was held on March 25, 2020, at the Ministry of Education, presided over by Dr. Hang Chuon Naron, Minister of Education, Youth and Sport.
This collaboration is a further success of the 'Internet for Schools' program, which has been implemented in the past to provide free internet access to public schools, teacher training institutions, universities and the Ministry of Education. The provision of internet and telecommunications infrastructure at the Ministry of Education and Schools is part of efforts to change the working and learning environment for digital and e-government digital media as the fourth-generation technology and industry evolves.
With the mission of contributing to improving the quality of education in Cambodia, the Ministry of Education in collaboration with Metfone has agreed to expand the provision of internet services to public schools by 2020 under the scheme "Internet for Schools" Learn ”up to 3,000 schools nationwide and support the Ministry of Education to build centers Data and technology infrastructure network for the next five years.
In addition, with the goal of building a digital society, especially smart education systems, Metfone will work with the Ministry of Education to implement technology solutions in education, including:
– Deployment of education information management systems (EMIS), student information management systems (kindergarten, elementary, middle and high school), e-learning, e-government books, and other digital solutions.
Implementation of training courses and seminars at the Ministry and Provincial Departments on the use of digital for administrative, education and education.
– Provides free access to data by the end of 2020 for all students who have access to e-Learning sites, including the WiKi TV program and the Ministry of Education's e-Learning website.
Metfone also offers a 50% internet discount for first-time teachers and parents across the country who have been online since March 2020, after all schools were closed due to the HIV-1 virus.
Metfone is confident as an operator determined to successfully implement this project with the company's largest network infrastructure in Cambodia, with over 11,000 broadcasting towers, 23,000 kilometers of fiber optic towers. Covering all residential areas and providing mobile services to nearly 9,000 Cambodians .
At the signing ceremony, Dr. Hang Chuon Naron underscored the importance of this project in supporting digital education, contributing to improving the quality and enhancing of ICT knowledge and skills for Cambodian students. The Ministry of Education continues to work with Metfone as a long-term strategic partner in promoting the development of telecommunications and information technology at all its Ministry of Education and schools.
In response, Metfone CEO Fung Van Kuong praised the Ministry of Education for allowing Metfone to support and implement the project and said: “This project is a comprehensive and comprehensive cooperation between the Ministry of Education and Metfone and especially between the Department of Education under the Ministry with Metfone Branch 25/25b Provinces nationwide. Once again, Metfone reaffirms our strong commitment to invest in education in Cambodia, their key commitment to bring world-class solutions to Cambodia that are certified and accepted. Known for many years. "
Metfone's innovative activities are recognized to help young people and future leaders of Cambodia fulfill their potential. It was the beginning of using their knowledge and IT skills to pave the way to the future of Cambodia. Nearly one million students and teachers, as well as about 100,000 education staff, will benefit from the program and promise to make a significant contribution to the youth.