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To benefit present batch of SSLC candidates

Education Minister says higher secondary schools to be covered by MaySays project to be implemented in primary schools in third phaseTo be used to improve administration of schools

Thrissur: The EDUSAT system will be implemented in all Government high schools from February, Education Minister E.T. Mohammed Basheer has said.

The Minister was speaking at a meeting with people's representatives to review reforms in the education sector here on Monday.

"The EDUSAT system is being implemented first in high schools so that it will benefit the present batch of SSLC candidates.

By May, the higher secondary schools in the State will be covered. In the third phase of the project, the project will be implemented in primary schools. Using satellite interactive terminals, schools can participate in the training programmes being conducted at Gorky Bhavan in Thiruvananthapuram. The EDUSAT system will also be used to improve administration of schools," Mr. Basheer said.

The Minister said the reading habit was on the rise among schoolchildren after the introduction of the grading system. "The efforts to reform the libraries have won the support of the student and teaching community."

P.P. George, Savitri Lakshmanan, M.K. Paulson, MLAs, Mayor R. Bindu, and K. Sreekumar, district panchayat president, also spoke.