The Ministry of Education, Culture and Research of the Republic of Moldova and Microsoft signed a Memorandum of Understanding on September 25, which will support the Republic of Moldova’s education system in using the most innovative information technologies. Ministry welcomes this partnership. The educational institutions will gain access to Office 365 A1, interactive platforms for teachers’ training, and support in implementing the distance learning and mixed model.
The signing ceremony of the Memorandum of Understanding took place online in the presence of Mr. Igor Sharov, Minister of Education, Culture and Research of the Republic of Moldova; Anne Coleman-Honn, Head of the Department of Politics and Economics, Embassy of the United States of America in the Republic of Moldova; David Chiaberashvili, Education and Business Development Manager, Microsoft, and Albena Spasova, Microsoft’s Education Manager; and Corneliu Ciorici, Head of the Information and Communications Technology Service, Ministry of Education, Culture and Research of the Republic of Moldova.
On behalf of the Government of the Republic of Moldova, the Ministry of Education, Culture and Research, and the pedagogical community of the Republic of Moldova, Mr. Sharov expressed his gratitude to Microsoft for its openness and commitment to supporting the education system in the country, especially during this pandemic. He underlined the difficult times for education worldwide.
“The key element in this partnership is that we will be able to use various training platforms, which can be accessed for free. We will give access to all students and teachers to benefit from this invaluable support. It is important to mention that together with Microsoft, we will facilitate the identification of resources and teaching tools in Romanian that can be integrated as local resources on digital platforms in our country”, said the official.
We mention that thanks to this partnership, the Republic of Moldova’s educational community will be able to benefit from tools such as Microsoft Teams. It can be used as a distance learning platform to allow users to organize distance video lessons, collaborate between groups and classes, generate learning tasks, and set deadlines for homework. Another vital tool is Microsoft Forms, which is used in the evaluation process to create and share tests, provide the final score after the test, and save time by checking the answers’ correctness.
Source: Ministry of Education, Culture and Research, Republic of Moldova