Three thousand government schools to have smart classrooms.

The state government had decided to launch digital education by setting up 6,000 smart classrooms in 3,000 government schools as part of Mana Ooru – Mana Badi, another flagship programme.

Each of the 3,000 government schools of the total 5,640 schools will have two smart classrooms each. The curriculum of 6th to 10th classes will be digitised on a computer hard disk and students can have access to the topic of their interest any time with or without the help of teachers. The students can study online at their homes while teachers teach from schools.

The smart classroom costing Rs 10 lakh each will have projectors, computers, a digital screen or interactive whiteboard – all put together about 25 tools and equipment.

The personnel from Samagra Siksha Abhiyan will oversee the programme.

The state government will be spending Rs 300 crore for the purpose of setting up smart classrooms.

The Mana Ooru – Mana Badi programme that envisages the development of schools besides the introduction of English medium by the chief minister Mr K Chandrasekhar Rao is getting positive feedback from all sections and is hailed as a very good programme.

By Gollapudi Srinivasa Rao

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