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1,000 schools will be given laptops: Tanvir Sait

DECCAN CHRONICLE. | SHYAM SUNDAR VATTAM
Published Feb 10, 2017, 3:18 am IST
Updated Feb 10, 2017, 6:25 am IST
Already, 1,600 teachers and 750 headmasters of government schools have received computer training.
Primary and Secondary Education Minister Tanvir Sait speaks during the session in Bengaluru on Thursday. (Photo: DC)
 Primary and Secondary Education Minister Tanvir Sait speaks during the session in Bengaluru on Thursday. (Photo: DC)

Bengaluru: Taking its cue from Kerala, the state had decided to offer a computer training programme for students of  government schools under an 'IT@School' scheme, and distribute laptops to at least a 1000 identified schools across Karnataka to accomplish this, Primary and Secondary Education Minister, Tanvir Sait, informed the Legislative Council here on Tuesday.

Replying to Mr Basavaraj Horatti of the Janata Dal (Secular) he said a team of officers had visited  Kerala to study its 'IT@School" programme that had won accolades from the Union government.

 

He admitted the present computer training programme for school children in the state was flawed and to set things right headmasters and teachers were being specially trained in handling computers. Already 1600 teachers and 750 headmasters had received the training, he said.

The minister also admitted that schools, which had received computers, did not have tables, chairs and a UPS for them. “A number of schools don't have power supply and as a result the computers have become  mere showpieces and are kept  locked up in rooms. The education department is aware of these problems and is trying to address them. It will do an inventory of the computers in all government schools to help  launch the ICT-III scheme,” he explained.

 

Mr Sait said an inquiry had been ordered into the supply of software by a company sub-contracted by KEONICS although this was not permitted under the agreement entered into with it. “ The company concerned has now claimed Rs 10 crore from the government. We have filed a case against it to reclaim the money,” he added.

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Location: India, Karnataka, Bengaluru




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