Centre approves revised ICT scheme for schools

January 9th, 2010 - 6:41 pm ICT by ANI  

New Delhi, Jan 9 (ANI): The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs on Saturday approved a revised scheme of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in schools during the XI Plan.
About 1.08 lakh government and government aided secondary and higher secondary schools are envisaged to be covered in the XI Plan.

The strategy is aimed at imparting of computer literacy and ICT enabled teaching learning. The schools would be provided the required computer hardware, software and e-content for the purpose. Dependable power supply and internet connectivity, preferably broadband, would be provided to the schools.

The scheme helps for capacity building of more than 10 lakh teachers in using ICT based tools for teaching through induction and refresher trainings.

It would concentrate on development and dissemination of appropriate e-content in the regional languages to enhance the comprehension levels of children in various subjects.

The strategy also include a scheme of rewards for teachers and schools for encouraging use of ICT in the teaching learning process will also be instituted.

It is estimated that an amount of Rs.6926.13 crore would be required during the XI Plan. The actual expenditure by the Central Government would be restricted to the Plan allocation of Rs.6000 crore for the scheme. (ANI)

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