The distribution of 1,73,823 smartphones to Class 12 college students learning in authorities colleges can be accomplished by November 2020 to facilitate e-learning throughout the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Punjab Cupboard mentioned.
The distribution of the primary batch of 50,000 smartphones, which have already been obtained by the state authorities, to girls and boys will start shortly. They are going to be geared up with pre-loaded authorities purposes like ”e-Sewa App” with e-content associated to Class XI and Class XII, as authorised by the Division of Faculty Training.
The second batch can be procured quickly, and the complete distribution course of can be accomplished by November, an official spokesperson mentioned after the assembly of the Punjab Cupboard.
The Punjab Cupboard famous that 4 months of the continuing educational yr 2020-21 had already elapsed with out common on-campus lessons which posed a drawback to the scholars, particularly these learning in Class 12.
Although Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh had earlier mentioned that solely the woman college students would obtain the smartphones within the first batch, on Wednesday he mentioned that each girls and boys of Class 12 authorities colleges, who do not need smartphones to entry the net lessons which have presently changed bodily training, can be offered the identical.
With this, the state authorities will implement the scheme ”The Punjab good Join scheme”, which it had introduced in its funds for the Monetary Yr 2018-19. The scheme was aimed toward offering digital entry to youth, in addition to data concerning training, profession alternatives, entry to talent improvement and employment alternatives, along with fundamental citizen-centric providers via authorities purposes, and so on.
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