Kochi

Phase-III of e-Jagratha to be rolled out in district in July

Master trainers to give first-level training to newly enrolled students

KOCHI: Buoyed by the success of the initial two phases of its innovative Internet security awareness programme, named ‘e-Jagratha’, the district administration is all set to roll out the third phase in July.

The programme, the brainchild of District Collector K. Mohammed Y. Safirulla, was implemented by the district administration in association with the District e-Governance Society and Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) with the objective of promoting cyber safety and Internet awareness among government and aided high school students.

Under Phase-III of the programme, TCS has arranged for 100 desktop computers to be handed over to schools with limited IT infrastructure to set up IT laboratories. Mr. Safirulla will hand over computers to 10 such schools on July 1.

The same structure will be adopted in both government and aided schools, and its objective is the advancement of the course by including robotics and cloud computing. A new set of Standard VIII students will be enrolled in the programme in the third phase. The primary focus will be on creating awareness about the programme and selecting new master trainers, after which the programme will continue in the same vein as the previous phases.

Master trainers from each school will give first-level training to the newly enrolled students, and in the absence of master trainers or teachers concerned, alternative arrangements will be made. Training for the newly enrolled will be completed by the end of July. Master trainers from government schools for the next level of advanced training should complete their courses at TCS between August 1 and 15, and those from aided schools by September 15.

School-level awareness courses will be conducted between November and January.

e-Jagratha is so structured that it starts from basic orientation of students to school-level awareness and further empowerment of schools as a whole. The exposure to TCS campus as part of the training is also expected to guide them in pursuing their career interests.

The first phase of e-Jagratha had its focus on 101 government high school students in Ernakulam district in four regions, followed by the second phase, which focussed on 161 aided high schools.

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