Nepal Telecommunication Authority (NTA) has established internet connections in 38 community schools in Salpasilichho of Bhojpur district. The authority worked with the Salpasilichho Rural Municipality to bring broadband connectivity to the schools by handing over the equipment.
The initiative is taken with the objective to make community schools technology-friendly. The project will be complete in phases. The rural municipality’s Chief of Education Section, Thaneshwar Guragai said that in the first phase, 38 out of 44 community schools in the region will get an internet connection. He shared that 6 secondary-level community schools have already got access to broadband internet.
In the second phase, more efforts will be taken to improve the internet capacity at these schools.
Schools in Salpasilichho receive high-speed internet
NTA has planned to install 20 Mbps non-dedicated fiber internet at every school in the Salpasilichhorural municipality. The local body’s Chief Administrative Officer Madhav Kumar Adhikari said that the broadband connection will help elevate the education system at community schools. He added that the funds of Rs 97 lakhs from the National Planning Commission will also be utilized to promote IT at schools
“We have stressed the development of technology-friendly education in our rural municipality, as the district is very backward in it. We have started the expansion of the internet services in all the schools here. In particular, our only goal is to make public schools technology-friendly,” Adhikari added.
Likewise, the rural municipality Chairman Daulath Kulung said that the broadband facility will improve the quality of education at schools.
As per agreement, NTA will provide services worth Rs 73,900 annually which amounts to Rs 28 lakh, 8 thousand, and 9 hundred annually. Similarly, in the second year, the authority will provide internet to every school at Rs 18,900 per school amounting to Rs 7 lakh, 8 thousand, and 2 hundred.
NTA has stressed bringing the internet to multiple local levels across Nepal using the rural telecommunication development funds (RTDF). The plan involves connecting the community schools, colleges, health centers, etc with fiber internet. The work started first with 8 districts which bore the most effect from the earthquake of 2072 BS. Similar efforts continue to deliver high-speed connectivity to more institutions.
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