Computer education in NDMC primary schools

Computer education in NDMC primary schools

Software in English to help students learn language

The students of NDMC-run primary schools are up for a surprise post summer vacations, as the civic body has decided to introduce computer-aided learning in all the primary schools under its jurisdiction.

Computer education is already a part of curriculum in all the NDMC-run higher secondary schools. 

“With the start of the session after summer vacations, all the schools will have computer labs. The initiative is aimed at imparting computer-aided learning in order to make education more interesting apart from giving early exposure to children about information technology,” said Rajneesh Tingal, director (Education). 

At present, 22 primary schools are operational under the jurisdiction of New Delhi Municipal Corporation (NDMC). 

The available software meant for the computer-aided learning are being modified according to the needs of the students, said the NDMC officials. 

“The accent of voice overs in the softwares available will be difficult for the students to pick. The service providers have been asked to adapt the software according to the needs of the students,” Tingal added.  

However, officials said the language used in software would not be translated into Hindi as it would help the students to improve their English. They also said that computer teachers will be also recruited and the agenda is before the council. 

English medium schools

Apart from introducing computer education, the civic body is also aiming at gradually introducing English as the medium of imparting education in all its schools.
 The experiment has already been initiated in primary schools. “From the current academic session, one extra section has been created for classes 1 to 3 wherein English classes will be conducted. Gauging the response of the students, we aim to take this initiative to all the classes,” Tingal said. 

MoU with British Council

The civic body has signed an MoU with the British Council which will train teachers on English language. 

“British Council will conduct a training programme called Continous Development Programme for the teachers. A total of 450 teachers will undergo the training. It is a need-based training, which will be conducted at regular intervals,” Tingal added.    

The officials added that NDMC will be spending around Rs 60 lakh for this training. 

According to education experts, introducing computer education in NDMC-run primary schools will benefit students in today’s IT-heavy environment.

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