Mauritius schools to get high bandwidth internet

Mauritius schools to get high bandwidth internet Jugnauth says the key to success is to rebalance the economy and promote innovation. (Image source: Elyse/Flickr)Every secondary school in Mauritius is to get access to high bandwidth Internet, it has been announced

The revelation was made by Mauritian technology, communication and innovation minister Pravind Kumar Jugnauth this week, who said that his department will shortly be awarding a contract for the provision of the required Wi-Fi networks.

“It is an undeniable fact that the first step in succeeding in the future is to invest in the core strengths of our people, for them to unleash their innovative ideas, inventiveness and creativity to create products and services,” said Jugnauth, speaking at the launch of an ICT workshop for World Telecommunication and Information Society Day.

“In this context, all schools will be equipped with the right and innovative educational technologies and tools as well as high speed internet connectivity,” the minister continued.

The move forms part of a wider effort to re-focus the Mauritian economy, under the National Technology Communication and Innovation Strategy Plan 2015-2020, with telecommunications and ICT taking a more prominent position.

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