Kerala Introduces High-Tech Classrooms in All Public Schools, Becomes First Indian State to Start Digital Classes
Kerala has become the first state of India to have introduced high-tech classrooms in all its government-run schools.
Thiruvananthapuram, October 12: Kerala has become the first state of India to have introduced high-tech classrooms in all its government-run schools. Kerela Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Monday announced all public schools in the state have become completely digital. He also announced the successful completion of the high-tech classroom project, which was launched on January 21, 2018.
Financially aided by the Kerala Infrastructure and Technology for Education (KIIFB), the high-tech classroom project is implemented by Kerala Infrastructure and Technology for Education (KITE). The project is a part of the Public Education Rejuvenation Mission. Under the project, over 3.74 lakh digital equipments were distributed in 16,027 schools across Kerala.
The programme was kicked on July 5 last year. In the first phase, 45,000 high-tech classrooms were readied for classes 8 to 12 in 4,752 government and aided high schools and higher secondary schools. Besides, high-tech labs were set up for classes 1 to 7 in 11,275 primary and upper primary schools. Apart from KIIFB fund, the asset development funds of MLAs, MPs and local government funds were also utilized for the project.