Kerala Government has decided to launch a state-of-art facility, which will enable a vast number of schools across the State to have digital connection. Under this scheme, as many as 5600 schools across the State, both private as well as government sponsored, will be benefited.
A spokesperson of General Education Department of the State said that an optical fiber connection would be provided to the 5600 schools in order to provide high speed internet connection for high class studies. With the installation of such project, the internet speed will increase up to 20 times as it is in present.
“This will enable the schools, including high schools, vocational higher secondary schools, to get high speed internet facility” as said by Mr. K P Noufal, Executive Director of State Educational Department to local newspaper.
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With this initiative, the state government is set to introduce ‘Digital Collaborative Textbooks’, the first of its kind in whole nation. Students and teachers can access DCT with the help of tablets or computers. And with the high speed internet facility, this would easily be possible across schools in the state. The DCT’s are regular books, which are scanned and uploaded with expert views and special notes.
Kerala Government has taken its first step towards digitization with the help of this scheme. With successful installation of this project, Kerala will become the first digital acclaimed State in the country. As a part of this initiative, Wi-Fi hot-spots will be made available to the people surrounding these schools. Upon further briefing, an official stated that not only the students but also the common people living by the vicinity would be benefited.
However, people will have a restricted access to the internet over these wi-fi regions. Only government websites will be allowed to access and if someone wants to use other internet facility like Whatsapp or Facebook, they will have to pay a particular sum of money to the local government.
This project is introduced by the State government as a part of Digital Kerala Program in order to educate the students by providing them with world class facility. The State government has decided to launch this initiative by the month of October.