Record number of visitors on the national educational portal, http://portal.edu.ro | SIVECO Romania

Record number of visitors on the national educational portal, http://portal.edu.ro

Monday, July 19, 2010

Bucharest, 19th of July 2010 - In the past week, the SEI portal has reached first place in top, according to traffic statistics, registering over 1,450,549 visitors and over 35,390,023 pages viewed. The portal is ranked first, both in the general ranking of Romanian language websites, and at the Education /Teaching category as well.

The educational Portal initiated by the Ministry of Education, Research, Youth and Sports in collaboration with SIVECO Romania, represents the main information and communication point in the educational sector. In the months of June and July, during the period of the Baccalaureate exam performance, admission into high school and the exam for teachers' nomination upon vacant positions, http://portal.edu.ro registers heavy traffic, being accessed by millions of pupils, parents, teachers and journalists, in search for correct information, updated and published in real time. During this period, the traffic of the educational portal attracts more visitors than many tabloids with fashionable news, newsroom or sports news websites. At the same time, the portal.edu.ro hosts during the entire year one of the most dynamic virtual communities of teaching staff in the country.

In the past week, the most accessed websites of the portal were: http://admitere.edu.ro, http://bacalaureat.edu.ro and http://forum.edu.ro.

On the website dedicated to high school admission - http://admitere.edu.ro - future high school pupils could have consulted the final reports of the computer based admission exam. The peak of traffic was recorded on the days of July 1st and July 2nd. Starting with 1st of July 2010 at 3:30pm, the candidates could access the educational portal to find out at which high school they have been distributed. The process of computerized distribution was this year too, closely supervised by the specialists of the Ministry of Education, in order to ensure the transparency and correctness of information.

An impressive traffic has recorded these days http://bacalaureat.edu.ro, where the candidates and their relatives could view the partial and final results obtained at the Baccalaureate Exam. According to www.trafic.ro, on 4th of July, a new record number of single visitors were registered: 1,112,730 in one single day.

In 2010 as well, the only websites authorized by the Ministry of Education to publish the official results are: http://bacalaureat.edu.ro/2010 and http://admitere.edu.ro/2010.

About SEI:
The SEI Program- the IT-based Education System is an ambitious project, initiated by the Ministry of Education, Research, Youth and Sports, that, since 2001, has been integrated as a key element of the education reform in Romania. The Program focuses on providing digital literacy, especially for the younger population, by introducing the IT&C instruments into the teaching/ learning process and into the activities for administrations and management of education.

The educational portal SEI http://portal.edu.ro, has become in the latest years the safest source of information for students, teachers, parents and the general public, providing precise and up-to-date information in the field of education. By means of the portal, the pupils can find out in real time the marks obtained at the national exams - the national tests and baccalaureate can communicate on the public forum and can view the latest news every day.