U.P. schools to get the smart edge

Lucknow: The goal of the Uttar Pradesh Department of Basic Education is to convert 30,000 schools in the state into smart schools. Giving everyone of the 2 lakh basic schools in the state one tablet is another ambitious goal the agency has set. According to the agency, there has been substantial improvement in this area. There are 12,000 schools with smart classrooms in the state already. The UP government had just announced that it has set aside Rs 2,000 crore for the improvement of basic and upper-primary schools in the state when this statement was made.

There is a goal to deliver 2 lakh tablets to 2 lakh basic and upper elementary schools in UP and to transform 30.000 of these institutions into completely smart schools, the Department of Basic Education said in a tweet. The tweet said that smart classrooms have been installed in 12,000 schools.

This is consistent with the state of Uttar Pradesh’s goal to upgrade schools from pre-primary to class eight in order to enhance students’ skill development. The UP government stated on March 12 that it has allotted Rs 1,000 crores for the construction of 880 primary and upper elementary schools under the basic education department, according to the Hindustan Times. These institutions will become Mukhyamantri Abhyudaya Composite Schools thanks to the government.

Director General of School Education for UP, Vijay Kiran Anand, said that a provision had been made to update the infrastructural amenities in each composite school with a cost of around Rs. 1.42 crore. The basic education department’s funding would be used to upgrade roughly 704 council schools into Mukhyamantri Abhyudaya Composite Schools in the first phase, he said.

Each Mukhyamantri Abhyudaya Composite School is expected to have a number of first-rate amenities, including a library with kid-friendly and high-quality furniture, a computer lab with a language lab feature, a modular composite laboratory for learning science, math, and robotics, and smart classrooms with interactive display boards and virtual connectivity to support digital learning.

The Department of Basic Education is now in charge of hiring teachers for lower and elementary schools in addition to improving the facilities of the state’s educational institutions.

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