Punjab Education Minister Sikandar Singh Maluka today said that, under centrally sponsored ICT scheme, the Punjab ICT Education Society (PICTES) had launched a computer learning programme for classes 6-12 in all upper primary and secondary schools in the state.
The four phases of ICT were fully operational and running as planned in the state. The state government would soon provide computer labs in the remaining government schools as well, he said.
Maluka said all ICT schools have been provide with generator sets and broadband internet connections with unlimited download facility. This programme would facilitate the growth of digital economy in the state by leveraging this infrastructure and re-engineered workforce and would create job opportunities for students as well as well as computer teachers. He also said that, under this project, school teachers were also being trained in effective delivery of education by using IT tools for teaching with latest methodologies and aids.
He further said that ICT schools have been provided with generator sets and broadband internet connections with unlimited download facility which would facilitate further during implementation ofstate-wide school management of information system (NIS) and geographic information system (GIS) which was under development. Moreover, Computer books had already been provided to all students free of cost.
However, this is an interesting idea to enable every student of the state to become digitally literate.