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Goa Govt signed MoU with Google India

Updated On 2016-09-02 10:02:41 Technology Education

In order to promote promote digital literacy and to increase the level of education in rural areas, steps have been taken in different parts of India. On August 31st 2016, the Goa Government has signed memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Google India to promote digital literacy in the state.

The MoU was signed by Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar and Vice President, Google South East Asia and India Rajan Anandan. While speaking about this initiative, Parsekar said that as a first step the Goa government will launch internet safety education for students in association with Google India.

This programme put-forth by the government will be a part of curriculum for classes from 9th to 12th standards and would be applicable in all the government schools of the state. Parsekar said that Google has created a curriculum in consultation with experts. Google India has initiated teacher training and it will soon expand to cover 460 schools, teaching over 80,000 students how to stay safe online.

He added that this development will be seen as a turning point in the field of information technology Goa. It's important that students understand how to use the internet responsibly and stay safe online. This MoU also envisions collaboration with Google so as to revamp all the government websites mobile-friendly. Also, this tie up will further help in launching a digital literacy drive for women and introduce programmes to help the small and medium businesses.

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