Saturday , April 13 2024

To promote digital education, internet will be made available in government schools in a phased manner.

Chandigarh : Schools in the state will be equipped with internet facilities during the next academic session. Work is being done on this at a fast pace. To promote digital education and strengthen the education system, all 19120 government schools will be provided internet facility in a phased manner. To connect with high speed internet and WiFi, MoU has been signed by the Education Department with BSNL and IBM. The Education Department has taken the initiative to provide quality education in government schools. The effect of this is that now admissions in government schools are increasing. Parent-teacher meetings were held across the state for the first time along with developing the infrastructure of school buildings on the lines of private schools.

In the first phase, internet will be provided to 6300 government schools. Apart from this, children's toilet, rain water harvesting, science laboratory, art craft room, library, transport, in-service teacher training are being provided in schools. There, priority is being given to strengthening the infrastructure of government schools, promotion of commerce and science education, environment friendly initiatives, free uniforms and books, libraries and sports. It is proposed to construct 1096 new classrooms at a cost of Rs 92.70 crore and renovate 360 ​​classrooms at a cost of Rs 14.85 crore in the next two years. Repair of 2623 toilets for girls at a cost of Rs 18.35 crore and construction of 215 new toilets for girls at a cost of Rs 2.72 crore, construction of 876 toilets for children with special needs at a cost of Rs 17.52 crore and promotion of Rs 29.58 crore. An action plan has been made to install 2190 solar panels at a cost of Rs.