Following its launch on February 22nd, a satellite service offered by SpaceX will be deployed in 500 schools in Rwanda, as reported by the country’s ICT Ministry.
The project is part of a more extensive effort to give remote areas of the nation access to high-speed internet.
It is anticipated that Rwandan students and instructors will have access to educational resources and digital tools thanks to the satellite-based internet that entrepreneur Elon Musk would soon make available through his high-speed satellite internet project. The program is anticipated to launch in February.
This will significantly contribute to boosting education, especially for a school lacking dependable internet access.
According to the principal Isaac Ruganza, EP Kimihurura, “we still have a problem with not having enough digital devices for all of our pupils, as this institution has 1405 students but only 136 devices”.
Starlink is a satellite internet service that employs a low Earth orbit satellite network to deliver high-speed internet access to places with little or no connectivity.
The service has the ability to offer dependable, fast internet to remote and rural locations, making it a useful tool for enhancing access to economic possibilities, healthcare, and education in remote communities.
There are currently 6,756 schools in the nation, including TVET, secondary, and primary schools. Over 3,000 schools are among them. Following the Starlink Internet’s launch, the Rwandan government is seeking to lower these figures.