Making a giant leap forward, Telangana government today has started digital classes in as many as 3352 schools across the state. Although it was conceived to start only in 1500 schools, the education and IT departments have worked overtime and doubled the number. The launching was done at MANA TV, a government-run television channel to beam the lessons on different subjects to students of 6,7.8 and 9th.
“This is new beginning. Out of 5400 schools in Telangana, 3252 schools have been connected digitally. This is part of grand plan and part of KG to PG, envisioned by the Chief Minister K Chandrasekhara Rao. We started this digital literacy mission to enhance quality education and also in tune with the changing requirements of the world” Kadiam Srihar, Deputy Chief Minister and minister for Education said.
“Digital classes are not meant for downsizing teaching staff. They will ensure learning easier. All the classrooms in Telangana will be digitall connected by May, 2017. We will also establish computer labs in every school” he said.
“A lot of money is being spent on education and health in middle class. We wish to provide quality education in government schools. Digital revolution is sweeping the world. We can achieve the growth in just fifteen years which in normal circumstances take 50 years. We will provide internet connection to every household in the next 24 years. Digital infrastructure and digital literacy will be coordinated. We plan to turn at least one digital literate in each household thereby making at least one crore digital literates in the entire state. Digital education is a successful concept worldwide and this is the reason why we adopted it for our state” Mr KT Rama Rao, minister for IT said.