5 lakh children to get laptops; schools likely to reopen in January next year, says CM
Thiruvananthapuram: Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan stated that the schools in the state are likely to reopen by January 2021. When the children return to schools after a long break, they will be welcomed with new learning atmosphere and facilities, the chief minister said.
Five lakh students in the state will be provided with laptops through Vidyasree project and the distribution of laptops will commence within 100 days. The laptops are offered to the students under the leadership of KSFE and Kudumbashree, the chief minister said.
Building construction with the assistance of KIIFB is progressing in the government schools where over 500 students are enrolled. 35 school buildings constructed at a cost of Rs 5 crore each and 14 buildings constructed at a cost of Rs 3 crore will be inaugurated within 100 days. Also construction of 27 other buildings will be finished and works of 250 school buildings will commence, the CM said.
A total of 45,000 class rooms were turned into hi-tech so far and the works to make all LP schools hi-tech are progressing with the help of KIIFB. Hi-tech computer labs will be arranged in 11,400 schools. 150 new courses will be allotted in government and aided colleges, he added.
10 renovated ITIs including Chengannur ITI which was renovated for Rs 18 crore will be inaugurated. Land acquisition for KTU and Malayalam University will be completed and foundation stone laying ceremony will be held. Buildings for 32 institutions of higher education will be finished spending Rs 126 crore, the chief minister informed.