Bengaluru: State govt plans to set-up smart classrooms in 43,000 primary schools


Daijiworld Media Network - Bengaluru

Bengaluru, Jan 18: The education department has requested aid from corporates and NGOs to set up smart classrooms at 43,000 primary schools.

Each smart classroom needs Rs 2 lac worth infrastructure and hence a total of Rs 875 crore is needed for the ambitious project.

The education department held a meeting with 150 corporates and NGOs at Vikas Soudha on Friday and put forth several requirements.


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“While children studying in private schools are exposed to computer and technology-based education, children at government are at disadvantage due to lack of facilities,” said Department of Public Instruction Commissioner KG Jagadeesha.

He also said that the department plans to start smart classrooms in 4,500 high schools in next three years.

Meanwhile, a few corporates and NGOs representatives pointed out that one has to think twice before introducing smart classrooms as smart classrooms have not revolutionized education. In several classrooms, teachers themselves have abandoned the idea as they are perceived as inefficient, they added.

The meeting was attended by representatives of HP, IBM, Samsung, Accenture, Embassy and NGOs like Makkala Jagrati and Akshara. The department has already received Rs 150 crore, which has been donated by 60 agencies in the past two years.

 

  

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Sun, Jan 19 2020

    Can we assume this Government has no Money ...

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  • Raju, Karkala

    Sat, Jan 18 2020

    Post 2014 every day good news.

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  • Eric Coelho, Mangalore

    Sat, Jan 18 2020

    Why is the State govt asking money from Corporates and NGOs to set smart class rooms. So much of taxes is being collected. Withdraw all facilities to MPs and MLAs even their security too. Withdraw the line of cars that follows the MPs and MLAs for various activities including the drive to the airport. All that money said can be used for Smart Class rooms.

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  • krishna, Udupi

    Sat, Jan 18 2020

    One of business man donated 72 lakh watch to a person

    Now govt asking same money for smart class room

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