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Tablets to replace bags, books in govt primary schools: Gujarat CM

The Gujarat government schools from this academic session will start replacing school bags and textbooks with tablets, making students “burden free”.

Its a first in the country to introduce such scheme in government schools.

Gyankunj scheme will roll out by state education department for class VII and VIII students in 2051 schools across the district by July.

This scheme will implement in 34,000 government primary schools.

Gujarat is all set to pave way for digital and quality education in its government schools where students will be free from heavy bags ,books and get handy tablets.

The entire curriculum will be downloaded on tablets and teaching will be done on 3D effect school smart boards.

After demonstration in two consecutive meetings CM agreed to the project on Feb 8,2017.

“On a trial basis, nearly 442 schools are being tested for this Gyankunj model, this month. These are schools where infrastructure like whiteboard, computer, projector, infra-red camera, interactive software, wireless network are already available,” said a senior education official.

Nearly 2.6 lakh per school is being spent under this project.

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