Gujarat Schools avail computers, LCD TVs from Centre’s programme

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Courtesy the central government's ICT (Information and Communication Technology) education scheme, this year, around 225 schools in the city will be provided 11 computers and a 42-inch LCD TV each. The scheme, launched in 2004, is being implemented in all government and grant-in-aid schools across the state. Itaims at providing access to computer education to secondary students. According to the scheme, 11 computers and a 42-inch LCD TV will be distributed to each of these schools, and while around 75 per cent of the expenses will be funded by the central government, the state government will have to bear the remaining cost. School principals, however, do not agree with the latest scheme government wants to implement in the schools. According to Jagdish Pandya, principal of Mangal School, computers are vital for students' educational growth. Also, according to a source, the state government is all set to start sanctioning the NOCs for the purpose.


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