Digitizing schools to unburden students

Union Human Resources Development (HRD) Minister Prakash Javadekar said that the Centre is going to equip schools that procure digital board and projector with software in its bid to reduce the burden of school bag from the next academic session.
Education NewsJavadekar said that digitization of schools will help lessen the weight of school bags.

"The central government is bringing in a new scheme to lessen the weight of school bags. Those schools who procure digital boards and projector will get the software'', he added.

"Seventy lakh teachers teach 26 crore students in 15 lakh schools from class 1 to 12 across the country. Of them 10 crore students get mid day meal," Javadekar said.

The studies through LCD screens and projectors in 20 hi-tech schools inaugurated in Jawad, will commence shortly. The teachers of these schools have been trained to use the new technology. The schools that have been turned into hi-tech ones, include Government Higher Secondary School, Athana and Boys Higher Secondary School, Ratangarh.

Source: PTI
Published on 7/13/2017 12:02:00 PM