On Friday, Kerala education department announced the intervention of the ICT (information and communication technologies) which will, from now own, will assist more than 9000 schools in education. Students of class 1 to 7 will be benefited from the project known as IT@School Project, which will be implemented in the new session beginning this June.
Kerala is the role model for the nation in ICT enabled education and started IT education under IT@School Project for High School Classes back in 2005 and this Friday with the launch of new IT@School Project the ICT -enabled education will be available for classes 1 through 12.
"The scaling up of ICT enabled education in classrooms is a major step in achieving the educational goal of the government with respect to its General Education Rejuvenation Mission. Computer labs and Smart Classrooms would be set-up in all schools," said Kerala Education Minister C. Raveendranath while launching this new initiative.
"IT@School has already imparted specific ICT training for 70,602 teachers in the state and we have roped in BSNL for providing broadband connectivity to all schools in the State and as on date 97 per cent of the schools have been fully covered," said K. Anvar Sadath, Executive Director of IT@school project.