Digitalizing and Equalizing Education
Around 500,000 laptops, access points, projectors, connectors and speakers will be distributed to 29,387 schools this year, with the priority on schools that still lack ICT equipment.
The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the digitalization of education. Although many obstacles still lie ahead, network learning will continue to grow.
Online learning has significantly advanced the ecosystem for digital learning. Information and communication technology (ICT) devices and infrastructure have become a basic need of education today. The government is providing ICT device support for schools through the Education, Culture, Research and Technology Ministry’s digitalization of education program, for which Rp 3.7 trillion has been budgeted (Kompas, 4/8/2021).