Leading telecommunications company Globe Telecom rolls out its fiber broadband internet connection in public schools to encourage adoption and application of technology among students and teachers in line with the company’s vision of ushering the Philippines into becoming a digital nation by 2020.
The initial recipient of Globe fiber connectivity with speeds of up to 100 mbps is Manila Science High School (MaSci), the first pilot science high school in the Philippines located in Taft Ave., Manila.
It is one of the schools under Globe Telecom’s Global Filipino School (GFS) program, a long-term educational initiative designed to transform select public schools into centers of excellence in Information and Communications Technology (ICT) and innovative teaching methods.
As a GFS, MaSci enjoys free internet service; ICT tools for learning such as tablets, netbooks, projectors, and a mobile cart; and teacher training on how to maximize technology in the classroom. MaSci Batch 91, on the other hand, will provide a collaborative working space in the school.
“With today’s fast-paced advancements in technology and ever changing educational landscape, we would like our schools to take advantage of the best educational information and services that they can get. If all local government units will work with us to realize our vision of developing connected communities, other GFS schools aside from MaSci would likewise be able enjoy the enormous benefits of high-speed internet such as higher download and upload speeds, lower latency, and faster internet browsing which bring dynamic resources into the classrooms,” said Martha Sazon, Globe Senior Vice President for Broadband Business.
There are, at present, 80 schools under GFS impacting more than 7,000 teachers and 40,000 students around the country with 60 more GFS schools to be launched next year. Globe aims to share the GFS Program to all 221 DepEd divisions by 2020.