According to Tejarat News, this is the largest and richest copper mine in Iran. The Sungun copper mine in Varzeqan, which to date has a reserves of 1.6 billion tons of copper, but in the same area, primary school children have to walk and climb mountains to attend online classes on these cold, sometimes rainy and sometimes snowy days.
The situation becomes more difficult when some villages in this area are in a completely blind spot on the Internet and students have to go to nearby villages to be able to attend online classes.
There is no news about the Internet or mobile phones
“Many villages in the region do not only have internet but also mobile phones, and in this situation the students are in this situation,” Fereydoun Jafari, former head of the East Azarbaijan province’s mining engineering system, who himself has repeatedly faced internet access problems near the Songun mine, told Tejaratnews. “They can not use the happy program, and there is room for questioning why officials do not have access to the Internet near such an important mine.”
It is worth noting that the problems of access to online classes for many students have put additional strain on children and adolescents, and in just a few months, the news of children committing suicide with the same motive has shocked many.
“More than 70% of the villages in East Azerbaijan have internet, regardless of its quality,” Mohammad Farzad, director general of communications and information technology in East Azerbaijan, told TradeNews. “2,020 villages with more than 20 households plan to have internet by the end of 1,400.”
“There are various reasons for the disruption of Internet distribution in the region,” he said. One of the reasons for this is the theft of communication cables, which occurs not only in East Azerbaijan province, but in the whole country. »
How many students do not have access to the Internet?
Of course, the problem of the Internet is not only related to the province of East Azerbaijan. Other provinces are more or less struggling with the same problem. It is said that out of a total of 3,442 villages with more than 20 households in Sistan and Baluchestan province, only about 2,512 villages have access to the Internet.
On October 5 of this year, Azari Jahromi said about the villages’ access to the Internet: “The National Information Network and High-Speed Internet project started in 1994 and now this possibility is available in 90% of the villages and we are trying to reach 100% of the villages by the end of the government.” “20 families should be covered.”
On the same day, the Minister of Communications said, “The realization of the e-learning infrastructure is also on the agenda, which will provide free internet for 13 million students today.”
Meanwhile, according to the latest statistics, 15 million 138 thousand 523 people make up the student community. Of these, according to Hassan al-Husseini, advisor to the Minister of Education and head of the Shad Network, the share of students deprived of the Shad Network is 3.2 million, or 21 percent, and the difference of 300,000 goes back to students who have used smart loan tools. .
In addition to all these colorful statistics, what still remains colorless and lifeless is the Internet in some areas of the country. Occasional interviews for students are neither online nor online education for students. Students continue to carry their backpacks and sometimes go from village to village to get closer to their academic success and dreams.