Chief Minister of Odisha Naveen Patnaik recently launched an ambitious e-Vidyalaya programme which will cover 4,000 government schools in the first phase and 2,000 government schools in the second phase. Schools covered under this programme would provide ICT laboratory, internet and multimedia facilities for students.
A senior officer of the school and mass education department informed that the ambitious project is aimed at providing teaching and learning in an ICT environment and will also enable students with higher technical skills to deal with the 21st century world. The estimated cost of the project is Rs 746 crore.
Principal of the school Samir Behera said that the ICT lab would be of a great use to her students who were very interested in learning through technology. Besides, advanced technology would make the teaching-learning process easier for both teachers and students.
The Odisha Knowledge Corporation Limited (OKCL) has been preparing e-content in various subjects for the programme for classes VIII and IX. Students and teachers will regularly use these e-content from the next academic year onwards.