CM inaugurates Hi-Tech school project for 45,000 classrooms in Kerala

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Trivandrum: Chief Minister, Shri Pinarayi Vijayan today formally inaugurated the school project for turning 45,000 Classrooms in 4,775 Government and Aided schools in the State into Hi-Tech classrooms, at a function held in Thiruvananthapuram.

The 139 pilot schools where the Hi-Tech school project was successfully completed, including those from Alappuzha, Puthukkad, Kozhikode North and Thaliparamba constituencies were connected via Video Conferencing at the event.

Schools were assigned the responsibility of ensuring clean dust-free classrooms (with tiled flooring, secure ceiling and painted walls) along with electrification and shelves, as a pre-requisite for getting the ICT equipments. KITE (Kerala Infrastructure and Technology for Education) would be deploying Laptops, Multimedia Projectors, Mounting Kit, Sound system, Broadband internet for the 45,000 classrooms, in addition to Multifunction Printers, Digital Cameras, HD Webcams for each school labs along with Surveillance systems.

The CM also inaugurated the ‘Little KITEs’ IT Clubs which feature over 1 lakh students. The Hi-School Kuttikootam programme, which was part of the Public Education Rejuvenation Mission of the State Government, through which students were given intense training in five areas such as Animation, Cyber Safety, Malayalam Computing, Hardware and Electronics, has been structurally upgraded in Student Police Cadets model, thus becoming ‘Little Kites IT Clubs’. This is set to become the largest Student IT Network in the Country.

The ‘Samagra’ e-Resource Portal which enables digital mode of classroom transaction, ‘Sampoorna’ School Management system, SchoolWiki etc has also been equipped for the Hi-Tech school project. In addition to these, KITE has also provided Broadband internet connectivity to all schools and is undertaking the Hardware Clinics, e-Waste disposal programmes etc. KITE was the first SPV (Special Purpose Vehicle) to receive the funding from KIIFB (Kerala Infrastructure Investment Fund Board) which envisages projects worth over Rs. 50,000 Cr.

“We have completed all arrangements for making 22,618 classrooms Hi-Tech within one month as the first phase and the ICT hardware distribution for these schools starts from today in all districts”, said K Anvar Sadath, Vice Chairman & ED, KITE in a press release.

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