In order to make the children computer literate, the State Government has decided to start imparting computer education in 1,442 Upper Primary schools and 6,000 Government-run high schools from the current academic year.
The School and Mass Education Minister Pratap Jena, said under the Computer Aided Learning Scheme, as many as six computers along with printers would be provided to UP schools to be installed at the specially built Computer Labs. Similarly, ten computers would be provided to each Government high school under the ICT computer education scheme. He said in order to make the programme functional, during the last two years two to four teachers in each school were given computer training. Training to the students would be given as per specific syllabus with practical classes, he said.