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Turkey’s ambitious educational technology project was hailed by the Council of Europe members, a Turkish Education Ministry official has told Anadolu Agency.        

The Movement to Enhance Opportunities and Improve Technology project, also known as FATIH Project, was introduced during a meeting of the Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly’s Committee on Culture, Science and Education (PACE) in Paris.        

The project, one of the most significant educational investments in Turkey, aims at enabling equal opportunities in education and improving technology in schools to transform classrooms into “smart classes,” according to Dinçer Ateş, deputy secretary of the ministry.        

“As much as the implementation of the project grows it gains more attention around the world,” said Ates, noting the project was also one of the biggest education initiatives in the world.        

Stating the project was about content and education-information network (EIN), Ateş said: “The EIN is the essence of the project. This is why the project is getting more global attention.”        

Over 42,000 schools and 570,000 classes are to be equipped with the latest information technologies and transformed into computerized classes, according to the ministry.        

The ministry has also distributed computer tablets to nearly 1.5 million students and teachers.

March/15/2016

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