Digitising schools to unburden students: Centre to equip schools with a software to reduce the burden of bags

Education

HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar said that the Centre is going to equip schools that procure digital board and projector with a software in its bid to reduce the burden of school bag from the next academic session. Javadekar said that digitisation of schools will help lessen the weight of school bags.

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Javadekar said that digitisation of schools will help lessen the weight of school bags.

“The central government is bringing in a new scheme to lessen the weight of school bags. Those schools who procure digital boards and projector will get the software”, he added.

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“Seventy lakh teachers teach 26 crore students in 15 lakh schools from class 1 to 12 across the country. Of them 10 crore students get mid day meal,” Javadekar said.

The studies through LCD screens and projectors in 20 hi-tech schools inaugurated today in Jawad, will commence shortly. The teachers of these schools have been trained to use the new technology. The schools that have been turned into hi-tech ones, include Government Higher Secondary School, Athana and Boys Higher Secondary School, Ratangarh.

BJP vice president and party MP affairs in-charge Vinay Sahasrabuddhe and MP Minister Archana Chitnis among others were present for the function.

[Source”timesofindia”]