Portugal's 430 million Euro Tech Plan for Schools

That will put Portugal in the top 5 best educational systems in the EU. Or at least that’s the aim of Portugal’s Prime Minister José Socrates, for the next 3 years.

Since taking charge of the Portuguese government, Socrates has pushed a 430 million euro technological update of the Portuguese educational system, by setting up all the schools in the country with state-of-the-art broadband Internet acess, electronic whiteboards and computer systems.

The so called “technological plan” is set to give all schools 48mps Internet connections by the end of 2010. A great update if you consider that just a few years ago, little or no schools even had a computer room.

The Prime Minister sees in these “Schools of the future”, breading grounds for more prepared individuals, and better prepared profissionals, in what is surely a safe bet in Portugal’s future.

Nuno Hipolito

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  3. Luis says:

    Really well done. I’m very proud of this prime-minister as he is investing on the right stuff (research, technology, education, especially for the youngsters and not only for graduates as it was before), and all this while the economy is growing and the public deficit, which was for so many years out of control, is now controlled and finally we see a governemnt with the courage to do the so many necessay reforms in such a short span of time.

    Contrarily to what the unions and all other lobbies say, these measures will bring their benefits in a few years, not now, but the benefits will be huge!

  4. Matt says:

    Portugal is on the right track. When you consider the forward thinking policies and the impact that these policies will have on the student’s education it is amazing that this can be implemented in such a short span of time. The Portuguese educational system, at this level, will make other educational systems especially the dumbed down of the North American look very primitive. Well Done Portugal.

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