Schools to go digital from June

Currently, digital lessons are being imparted for the Classes VI – X in 3,472 high schools in the State from November 16. A separate slot had been allotted for this on Mana TV, an educational channel run by the government.

By Author  |  Published: 16th Dec 2016  7:20 pmUpdated: 16th Dec 2016  7:37 pm
Telangana
File photo: Deputy Chief Minister Kadiam Srihari.

Hyderabad: Come June, all the government schools in Telangana will see lessons being imparted through digital mode. The schools will also have computer labs and other infrastructure facilities, Deputy Chief Minister Kadiam Srihari told Legislative Council during the question hour on Friday. 

Currently, digital lessons are being imparted for the Classes VI – X in 3,472 high schools in the State from November 16. A separate slot had been allotted for this on Mana TV, an educational channel run by the government.

Replying to queries raised by Leader of Opposition Muhammed Ali Shabbir, the Minister said each of the 15 city MLAs came forward to contribute Rs 1 crore from their constituency development fund for improvement of school infrastructure. The government would also make a matching grant and provide Rs 4 crore for each Assembly constituency in State capital for providing basic amenities such as power, water and furniture in schools. The programme is being implemented by the District Collector.

Earlier, Shabbir welcomed the government’s initiative to introduce digital classroom programme and said 85 of the 131 Urdu medium schools did not have power connection while 35 lacked furniture. He wondered how government would implement the digital classroom programme without power supply. Paturi Sudhakar Reddy (TRS) said the digital lessons need to be updated and made relevant. The Deputy Chief Minister assured him that steps were being taken to update the lessons.