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Russia: Nizhny Novgorod schools suffer from lack of computers

Local schools are no necessarily equipped. There are 9.7 pupils per 1 computer.

19.Aug.14 12:41 PM
By Abigail Richards


Russia: Nizhny Novgorod schools suffer from lack of computers
An operation meeting has taken place in Nizhny Novgorod on the 18th of August. The Head of Department of Education and Science Irina Tarasova noted that that schools are not enough equipped for the upcoming educational year. There is a lack of computers in classes. At the same time there are 9.7 pupils per 1 computer. The most difficulties are faced by pupils in Avtozavodskoy district. They have only 1 computer on 11 pupils.

On the other hand Irina Tarasova said that there are certain improvements when it comes to   equipment of Nizhny Novgorod schools with computers. For example, there was only 1 computer on 25 pupils in 2009.  

Oleg Kondrashev asked about existing standards and requirements of PC equipment. Tarasova said that there has to be at least 1 computer for 4-5 students.

Another topic discusses was connected with a lack of professional teachers in the region. The main problem is with history and physical education teachers. However Tarasova insured that all vacancies will be closed with the help of increased load of already working teachers.

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