The Ministry of Education (Mined) has announced that over 800 students and teachers from five schools in rural areas of Chalatenango and La Unión now have access to high-speed internet through the “My New School” initiative.
The schools that have benefited from the initiative are located in La Cumbre, municipality of La Palma, Chalatenango, and Meanguera del Golfo, in La Unión. The Isla de Conchagüita School in the Gulf of Fonseca region has also received the new service.
The main objective of the government of President Nayib Bukele is to ensure that all schools in rural areas are connected to the internet. As a result, students from kindergarten to high school have been provided with computers and tablets connected to a network. These tools help them to strengthen the learning process and explore their full potential.
According to the head of the General Electricity and Telecommunications Superintendency (Siget), Manuel Aguilar, the navigation and data transmission speed in these schools reaches up to 300 megabytes per second. This is equivalent to having a fiber optic connection with traditional operators.
The official emphasized that the new service maintains high speeds, even on cloudy days.
The authorities have reported that work is ongoing to connect all schools with the modern service, even in areas where access is more difficult. The government is committed to ensuring that students in rural areas have the same opportunities as those in urban areas to access quality education.