Last updated time: 13 March 2023, 16:26 IST
There are 12,000 schools in the state with smart classrooms (Representative Image)
The announcement came before the UP government said it has allocated Rs 2,000 crore for the development of primary and higher primary schools in the state.
The Department of Basic Education in Uttar Pradesh has announced that it aims to convert 30,000 schools in UP into smart schools. Another ambitious target of the department includes providing one tablet to 2 lakh primary schools in the state. The department claims that there is significant progress in this matter. There are already 12,000 schools in the state with smart classrooms. The announcement came before the UP government said it has allocated Rs 2,000 crore for the development of primary and higher primary schools in the state.
The Department of Basic Education tweeted that it “aims to provide 2 lakh primary and higher primary schools in HEIs with 2 lakh tablets and convert 30,000 such institutes into fully smart schools.” schools were equipped with smart classrooms.
There is a target of providing 2 lakh tablets to two lakh primary and higher primary schools in UP and making 30 thousand schools completely smart schools. So far, more than 12,000 schools have created smart classrooms.#main_smart_kids @CMOfficeUP @UPGovt @thisissanjubjp— Uttar Pradesh Department of Basic Education (@basicshiksha_up) March 12, 2023
This is in line with the UP government’s aim to develop students’ skills by upgrading schools from Pre-K to Class 8. On March 12, Hindustan Times reported that the UP government had also announced an allocation of Rs. 880 primary and upper primary schools under the Department of Basic Education. The administration will convert these institutes into Mukhyamantri Abhyudaya composite schools.
“Upgradation of infrastructural facilities of each composite school at a cost of around Rs 1.42 crore has been envisaged,” Vijay Kiran Anand, Director General of School Education, UP, said. “About 704 councils in the first phase. schools will be upgraded as Mukhyamantri Abhyudaya Composite School from the budget allocated to the Department of Basic Education”.
The government has promised that every Mukhyamantri Abhyudaya Composite School will have a range of high-end facilities including a child-friendly and high-quality furnished library, a computer lab with a language lab, and a modular composite science learning lab. , math and robotics and smart classrooms equipped with interactive display boards and virtual connectivity to facilitate digital learning.
In addition to upgrading the infrastructure of schools in the state, the Department of Basic Education is also responsible for filling up the vacant posts of teachers in primary and higher primary institutions at present.
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