Education Minister in Kerala M.A. Baby has said that the state was poised to become the first State to achieve total IT (information technology) literacy. He said that the initial efforts to promote ICT (information and communication technology)-based education have been promising.
Several schools have responded well to the IT@School initiative. At present, Kerala is trying to focus attention on schools where the infrastructure provided under the project is underutilised. The Minister said that the decision to equip high schools with broadband Internet connectivity would open up immense possibilities in the education sector. The Free software project was based on free software. Under the proposal, 2,800 high schools in the State will be provided with broadband connection by August 2008.