English lessons for students on DD Chandana

English lessons for students on DD Chandana

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The Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike along with Microsoft and Tech Avant-Garde, a technology solutions company, will launch an English training programme for students on DD Chandana channel from November 14.

Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy will launch the programme, which aims to develop the English language skills among the government schoolchildren, on the occasion of Children’s Day.

"We are in a competitive world, where the skills in the English language are very important to children. Hence we along with Microsoft and Tech Avant-Garde will introduce programmes on the language on the DD Chandana TV channel from 14 November,” said BBMP commissioner N Manjunath Prasad.

The programmes will have contents on English language grammar and lessons from school syllabus. Microsoft has already signed an agreement with the public broadcaster DD Chandana.​

7 model schools soon

The civic body will establish seven model smart schools by December 16 under project Roshini. The Palike has planned to upgrade its 156 schools by giving smart facilities and training to more than 800 teachers under the project.

In the first phase the project, we are upgrading seven BBMP schools. These schools will have all the modern facilities with smart classes. Other remaining schools will also get modern facilities in a phased manner,” added Manjunath Prasad.

The seven schools to get the facilities are Cleveland Town, Austin Town, Ganganagar, Gandhinagar, Moodalapalya, Byrasandra, and Ashoknagar.

On September 26, Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy launched Project Roshni, an initiative to provide infrastructural and financial support to all the BBMP schools. With this, the schools will also follow a holistic curriculum similar to the private schools in the city.

The BBMP has collaborated with Microsoft and Tech Avant-Garde to upgrade all the existing corporation schools.