August 14, 12:18 pm
The Internet Development Institute offers eSport instruction in schools
The Internet Development Institute (IRI) invited the Ministry of Education to introduce e-sport lessons as an experiment in schools. This was reported by TASS with reference to Iran's press service.
It has been noted that classes should be optional. The experiment is proposed to be implemented in several schools in each region from 2020 to 2025.
"The IT industry needs an influx of qualified staff, which is already lacking today, and this deficit will only grow. A survey of 10,000 software students conducted by the HackerRank Internet service showed that 65% of the respondents are self-taught, "explained Institute Director Sergey Petrov. He noted that some Russian universities already have specialties related to e-sports.
Iran invokes foreign experience. In the Scandinavian countries, e-sport is an academic discipline, and in 2016 entered the compulsory curriculum in some schools in Sweden and Norway.