45,000 Kerala schoolrooms to benefit from IT project (Lead, Superseding earlier story)

Thiruvananthapuram, Nov 13 (IANS) A hi-tech school project that began as a pilot project will cover 45,000 schoolrooms from Class 8 to 12.

“This project aims to make Kerala a fully digitalised state in education sector,” said Minister for Education C. Raveendranath.

The project was run on pilot basis in Alappuzha, Puthukad, Kozhikode North and Thaliparamba.

Raveendranath said the project envisages a comprehensive upgrading of infrastructure, textbooks, learning materials, teacher training, handbooks, monitoring and evaluation.

According to K. Anvar Sadath, executive director, IT School Project, the schools have to provide the basic facilities for setting up classrooms and computer labs to be made hi-tech.