Kerala schools soon to achieve Total digital education

INDIAN FLASH NEWS SERVICE

By Sradha Meloot

Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala has always been first in many things, be it in total literacy or providing to health to its people. The state is all set to add one more feather to its cap with all the schools here in the God’s own Country achieving total digital education.

The state has been able to network all the high schools under the flagship hi-tech school programme. With 99.9 per cent of the high school networked, the government is for linking primary schools to the ambit of hi tech project. Kerala Infrastructure and Technology for Education (KITE), who are implementing the programme, hopes of covering all the schools before the start of this academic year. They hoped that the works would be completed by May well ahead of the 2019-20 academic year.

It was on January 22 last year that Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan launched the ambitious technology project in schools for classes eight to 12. The project was launched with an aim to giving Information and Communication Technology (ICT) based education.

As part of the project, high speed broadband internet connection has been made available in all the schools. As far as te progress is seen, only one school in Wayanad district remains to be linked. This has not been done because of certain geographical impediments, they said and pointed out that the works are going on and would be completed soon.

KITE officials told IFNS that networking of classrooms are going on in a fast pace and would be completed soon. The works on mini servers are also going on and would be operational soon, the officials said.

KITE, part of the Education Department, was set up for promoting Information and Communications Technology (ICT) in schools. Besides hi tech high school programme, Kite has many programmes such as Samagra eResource Portal and Little Kites Club.

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