Punjab plans to eliterate every student

The Punjab Government is to come up with 494 more new computer labs under the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) project in Government and Govt. Aided schools in the state. The initiative aims to digitally literate every student of Punjab state. Besides, 3,564 more computer teachers would also be recruited in the schools. Punjab ICT Education Society (PICTES) had launched this ambitious computer learning programme for 6th to 12th classes in all upper primary and secondary schools the state in a phased manner. It was reported that three phases of the ICT education programme are running in line with the plan and in the forth phase the government would be facilitating 136 computer labs in the remaining government schools and 358 labs in government aided schools to impart computer literacy to students. It is anticipated that under the ICT project, 3,564 more computer teachers would be recruited for these labs which included 494 teachers for the new labs and 3070 teachers for existing government schools.

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