DCM Narayan’s trust to provide 1,000 tablets to selected schools
In a push for digital learning, especially in the context of the Covid pandemic, Deputy Chief Minister and Higher Education Minister Dr Ashwath Narayan has announced that high schools in Malleswaram, his assembly constituency, will be given 1,000 tablets while primary schools will get one laptop for every 5 students.
As a precursor to this project, the DCM distributed high-quality, fully loaded tablets to 21 high school students on Saturday.
Recognising that government schools lag behind private schools in tech terms, the DCM selected 21 such schools, including 7 high schools, in Malleswaram, for the project, a joint effort of the Dr CN Ashwath Narayan Trust and the RV Education Training Institute and Education Foundation.
Dr Narayan praised the RV Foundation for joining hands with his trust to facilitate digital learning for underprivileged children.
First off the block
A ‘smart learning’ system has already been implemented in the Mathikere school in Malleswaram, and will be implemented in other schools in a phased manner.
Teachers are also being trained in digital education so as to keep track of all aspects like homework, assignments and assessments. In addition, facilities like drinking water and toilets in public schools are being upgraded, the DCM said.
Among those present on the occasion were Block Education Officer Umadevi, other Education Department officials, teachers and parents.