Government high schools in Telangana will soon have digital classrooms. The state government has decided to install computers and projectors in over 6,000 schools.
The decision was taken at a review meeting held by deputy chief minister and education minister Kadiyam Srihari on Monday . The meeting on Telangana State Computer Literacy and Skills in Schools (TS-CLASS) at the minister’s chambers was attended by officials from the school education department.
After an hour-long discussion, officials decided to train students on basic knowledge of computers like MS Office and PowerPoint, among others. “The training material will either be generated internally or outsourced from vendors, which may be adopted by a committee set up for the purpose,“ reads a note issued from the office of the education minister.
The Director of School Education also explained that a few schools already possess computers but that require repairs. Secretary of the information technology and communication department said that the cost of re pairs is around Rs 6crore.
eenadu news paper 23-08-2016: http://epaper.eenadu.net