Kids to be laptop savvy soon

Specially trained teachers to guide students in e-learning

Students of fifth, sixth and seventh standard would be benefitted by the scheme.
Earlier it had been planned to provide five computers (desktops) each to all schools, which did not materialise completely.

The scheme has been named ‘Netbook’ and the laptops would contain softwares related to school syllabus — especially that which enables learning of mathematics and science. Specially trained teachers would guide the students in e-learning.

Even though there are desktops in some schools in the district, they are not functioning properly due to lack of continuous power supply and trained teachers. Laptops would help as it works on rechargeable battery power.

Under the Sarvashikshana Abhiyan in 2010-11, 16 schools in the district were supposed to get five desktops each, but only three schools got them. So the remaining 13 schools have been brought under Netbook scheme. Another 19 schools have been added to the list in 2011-12. Eight schools in Chamarajanagar block, three in Gundlupet, two each in Kollegal and Yalandur and four schools under Hanur block would get laptops.

If children from rural areas have knowledge in the use of computers, laptops and other electronic equipment, they would not face any problem while they aspire for higher education, 332 schools in the state would come under the scheme, said deputy director of public instruction Bellashetty.

He said his department was not leaving any stone unturned to ensure that the scheme is implemented properly.

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