That will put Portugal in the top five best educational systems in the EU. Or at least that is 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 professionals, in what is surely a safe bet in Portugal’s future.