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Schools to be connected through digital network

Updated On 2015-08-10 11:05:21 Future of education

Kerala, which is gearing up to declare itself as the first digital state in the country, has drawn up an ambitious plan to connect over 5,000 schools through digital network. With the launching of the project, the state will become the first in the country which digitally connects schools through hi-speed internet network.

As part of the project, optical fibre cable connection will be provided in 5600 schools located in 3028 campuses. This will enable the schools,including high schools and vocational higher secondary, to get high speed internet facility,IT@School Executive Director K.P. Noufal told PTI.

He said with this, the Internet speed in school computers would increase up to 20 folds from the present. The project is introduced as part of the ambitious Digital Kerala programme of the state government. Procedures are going on and we are planning to launch the digital network by this October.

Elaborating the programme, the official said the commoners, living in the vicinity of these schools, could also benefit from it.

We have plans to create wi-fi hotspots in these schools under the project. Around 200 houses, located in the surroundings of these schools, can access wi-fi facility as part of the initiative, he said.

The residents can utilise the wi-fi facility to browse government sites and related links. But those who want to use other internet facilities like whatsapp and Facebook have to pay a particular amount to the government, the official added.

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Comments for this News

4 years ago

Kerala can be the best example for the modernization. Every state should follow this to build a modern India.

4 years ago

That's great. It give new experience to children and give wide scope for learning. Hope all other states will also soon get connected with digital network.

Jack the cool
Jack the cool
4 years ago

Its been a very good idea to go digital. This system can be implemented globally to make a better education system.


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