Prime Minister Gruevski and Minister Ivanovski presented new school completely supplied with computers

Skopje, 24 of April 2008

The Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski and the Minister of Information Society Ivo Ivanovski visited the secondary medical school “Pance Karagozov” this afternoon. That is the fourth school which in the frames of the project “Computer for every child” was completely supplied with computers.
There are 11 cabinets with 396 computer posts in the school which are completely equipped. Till the end of the week 11 schools will be equipped and every three weeks there will be new 11 schools equipped with computers. The plan of the Government is to completely equip all secondary schools till the beginning of August and all primary till September.

- In this way we provide an access for the information technology in the educational system of Macedonia and we increase the competitiveness of the new generations on the labor market and also we approach them to the European standards in informatics.

Today’s event is a proof that the computerization of schools is realized according the previously determined dynamic and that is also a confirmation of the decisiveness of the Government to realize this important project and investment undertake, said prime minister Gruevski .
For the use of this project the Government furnished 98.710 computers which will completely equip 93 high and 354 primary schools. The first phase comprises 2/3, but there will be an additional number of computers next year for the last 1/3 of pupils, from lower grades.

- This project will enable students to learn in an environment and in a way that are compatible to the information society standards toward which we strive. One of the main benefits of this project is facilitating the access to information, as a main precondition for individual and social development, said Gruevski.

Beside “Computer for every child” the Government also implements the project “The world in hand” which provides free of charge use of internet in the Internet cafes throughout the country, as well as free training for all citizens who want to learn to work with computers and to use internet. Also there is 20 % increase of the state quota for informatics at the faculties of the State Universities and there is a University for Information Technologies in opening phase.