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Filipino students go online – efforts should not go to waste (Part 2)

Continued from GILAS: Public schools on the information highway (Part 1)

Internet access is a human right

The United Nations has itself declared that the right to access the Internet is a human right, because it is the right to access information. Also, studies in the US have shown that students who have access to high speed Internet access in their schools have better test scores in standardized tests. The students also show a better grasp of concepts learned in school. Part of this is attributed to the interactive nature of technology.

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GILAS: Public schools on the information highway (Part 1)

Good news for Filipino public high schools!

According to the Department of Education, all public high schools in the country will have Internet access by 2012. This is thanks greatly to the efforts of the non-profit organization Gearing up Internet Literacy and Access for Students or GILAS.

Thanks to the private sector led IT literacy program, about 4.4 million Filipino public high school students from 3,306 schools are now connected to the information superhighway, with 100% connectivity to be achieved by next year.

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