Tatarstan to buy more than 1,100 laptops for teachers — RealnoeVremya.com
1,134 laptops for 81.6 million rubles
Schools and colleges in Tatarstan continue to update facilities and equipment — for these purposes they plan to purchase laptops for a total amount of more than 81.6 million rubles. The money was allocated within the framework of the federal project “Digital educational environment” of the national project “Education”. In total, it is planned to purchase 1,134 laptops for 81.6 million rubles. The cost of each of them is estimated at 72,000 rubles.
An operating system with a graphical user interface and an office software package compatible with it must be installed on the 1,134 laptops. Information about them should be available in the Unified Register of Russian Programs for Electronic Computers and Databases.
The client is the Ministry of Education and Science of Tatarstan. It is to this department that the contractor, on which, by the way, they have not yet decided, should supply laptops by June 30, 2022.
Digital educational environment of Tatarstan
The federal project “Digital educational environment” of the national project “Education” aims to create and implement a digital educational environment in schools and vocational schools in Russia and to ensure the implementation of the digital transformation of the education system. By 2024, within its framework, they intend to update the facilities and equipment of 29.5 thousand educational institutions.
Since 2010, the projects “Computer – For Schools” and “Computer – For Teachers” have been implemented in Tatarstan for 450 million rubles. Then, within three years, it was planned to update all computers in schools in the republic and provide all teachers with laptops. The idea belonged to Nikolay Nikiforov, then Minister of Communications of the Republic of Tatarstan, whose initiative was supported by the President of Tatarstan Rustam Minnikhanov. As a result, 25,820 laptops were purchased in 2010 and 19,600 in 2011.
The hardware supplier was ICL-KPO VS. Yevgeny Stepanov, the company’s deputy general director, told Realnoe Vremya that more than 40,000 laptops were supplied to schools in Tatarstan in 2010-2011 under the “Computer—For Teachers” project.
In 2015, the Ministry of Education of the Republic of Tatarstan decided to gradually upgrade laptops purchased in 2010-2011 for 40,000 secondary school teachers in Tatarstan. As part of the Education Development Strategy for 2015, the Republican budget planned to allocate 15 million rubles for the purchase of 555 laptops worth 27,000 rubles each. However, the new batch was primarily aimed at teachers in new schools.
In 2021, the authorities of Tatarstan approved the large-scale state program “Digital Tatarstan”, as a result of which by 2024, 100% of schools and other educational organizations in the region should be able to provide education remotely and to have access to electronic textbooks. In the five largest universities of the republic, digital departments will appear in 2022, acting by analogy with the army.
Last month it was announced that this year 24,000 teachers in Tatarstan schools will receive modern laptops instead of old, outdated ones. In addition, within the framework of the Year of Digitalization in Tatarstan, more than one billion rubles will be invested in equipping rural schools of the republic with wireless Internet access and creating all the necessary infrastructure for this. .