With CABEI support, more than 2,000 students at the Technical Institute of Honduras use tablets in their daily learning process

17/05/2022

This initiative is part of the Program for the Integral Improvement of Educational Infrastructure and Training in Honduras (MIFE).

Tegucigalpa, May 17th, 2022.- In order to reduce the digital divide and bring Honduran teachers and students closer to the use of information technologies for their academic training, the Ministry of Education assigned the Technical Institute of Honduras (ITH) 534 of the 22,116 tablets financed by the Central American Bank for Economic Integration (CABEI), through the Permanent Training Component of the "Program for the Integral Improvement of Educational Infrastructure and Training in Honduras (MIFE)."

CABEI Executive President, Dr. Dante Mossi emphasized: "During the COVID-19 pandemic, the lag in the digitalization of education in our countries and the need to reduce it became evident, which is why CABEI continues to support the development of different infrastructure and training initiatives for young people who are the future of our nations.”

As results obtained with the implementation of the tablets in the learning process, we have observed a notorious improvement in the assimilation of the contents in students, as well as, insertion to technological competencies, motivation and innovation, among others; affirmed Mr. Nelson Cálix, Director of the Institute.

The ITH was founded in 1948 and has an enrollment of 2,130 students, 27% of whom are women, and an academic staff of 30 teachers.  Tablets are being used by all students in mathematics, English, electronics, computer science, natural sciences and Spanish.

The Institute offers two modalities: Secondary School with Technical Orientation and Professional Technical Degrees (BTP) in Robotics, Computer Science, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning, Automotive Mechanics, Industrial Mechanics, Electricity and Electronics.

The Program for the Integral Improvement of Educational Infrastructure and Training in Honduras (MIFE) is fully financed by CABEI for US$80.0 million and recently disbursed US$13.7 million for physical infrastructure works at 62 public pre-basic, basic and secondary education centers in Honduras so that more than 18,000 students can safely return to school.

 

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