Online education is now in Mexico, with many schools using virtual courses to get students to take courses online.
The National Autonomous University of Mexico (Unamérica de Educación Nacional) said on Monday that the first virtual school was started in the city of Ciudad Juarez, a southern Mexican state.
The institution is the largest in the country and will be able to offer up to two online courses a day to students of grades nine to 13.
“Our goal is to provide more opportunities to the youth of the country, including online education, for our people,” Unamérito president Jose Manuel Montes said in a statement.
The institute has also launched a pilot program in the state of Tamaulipas, with more than 30 schools using the technology to teach students in different subjects.
Students can use virtual courses for up to 30 days to complete their education, which is offered through the educational portal that is currently in development.
However, the institute has said it has no plans to open up a similar online program for Mexico, though it is exploring ways to expand to other parts of the Americas.