The aim is to equip students to meet the demands of the IT era

The State government is considering a proposal to distribute free tablet computers to all students in the State, Minister for Education P.K. Abdu Rabb has said. The idea is to equip students meet the demands of the information technology era.

He was speaking after releasing an interactive DVD, designed by the State Council of Educational Research and Training (SCERT), for teaching Arabic in primary schools, at Azhchavattom Government L.P. School, here.

The Minister said funds for the initiative would be mobilised with the cooperation of Union government and other government departments. “Local self government institutions too will be asked to chip in,” he added.

Mr. Rabb said the project, expected to cost crores of rupees, would be implemented step by step. For minority students and those from the backward communities, government funds sanctioned for the welfare of these segments would be utilised.

According to Mr. Rabb, the Education Department had taken measures to provide at least one smart classroom for all schools in the State. “Our vision is to make all classrooms smart. That will help our children to move in pace with technological advancements,” he added.

More interactive DVDs meant for the easy learning of languages would be brought out shortly with the support of SCERT. “Efforts are on to bring out interactive DVDs for teaching Sanskrit and Malayalam in primary schools,” he added.

P. Usha Devi, chairperson of the standing committee on education, presided over the function. SCERT director K.A. Hashim; Registrar of the Centre for Development of Imaging Technology (C-DIT) S.A. Shajahan, and representatives of Parents Teachers Association were present.

  • Scheme in schools in a phased manner

  • At least one smart classroom for

    all schools