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Korea to set up solar schools in 3 African countries next yearBy KH디지털2
Published : Aug. 17, 2016 - 09:51
A solar school is a solar-powered installation at any type of school or educational center that uses a solar energy system as a teaching tool, which is very practical in the African region that is often short of electricity.
Under the solar school project, a classroom is set up in a container that is supplied with an electronic whiteboard, notebooks and other learning aids.
South Korea started the project in 2013 as part of its efforts to share its e-learning development experience in three African countries -- Kenya, Ghana and Ethiopia -- before later widening it to include three other African countries -- Uganda, Rwanda and Mozambique -- earlier this year.
The ministry plans to give e-learning training to a group of educators from the six countries where solar schools are installed in the southeastern city of Daegu from Aug. 17-27.
According to a ministry official, the project has been paying off. He said, "In Ghana, the rate of students missing school at a solar school has fallen 40 percent from those days when there was no such solar school system, with the passing rate of moving up to a higher grade rising to 94 percent from 14 percent." (Yonhap)
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