At the launch of ICT@School and Rajiv Gandhi Computer Literacy Programme Phase-V at ITA Centre in Guwahati on Tuesday, Assam chief Minister Tarun Gogoi, handed a computer to a school Principal. As a matter of principle Dispur has decided to make computer education compulsory in schools.
Assam education minister Gautam Bora mentioned that the government would hold discussions with the Secondary Education Board of Assam to make computer education a compulsory subject in the matric examination. The programme was launched by chief minister Tarun Gogoi in the presence of Bora, IT minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, IT commissioner and secretary Niraj Verma and managing director of Assam Electronics Development Corporation (AMTRON) M.K. Yadava during a function at the ITA Centre, Machkhowa.