Haryana’s government will distribute tablets to students in grades 10-12 in May, Education Minister Kanwar Pal said here on Thursday. The devices will have preloaded content along with personalized and adaptive learning software, and free internet data will also be provided to the students, he said.
A meeting of the powerful purchasing committee chaired by Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar here on Thursday approved the purchase of goods and items to be purchased by various departments at a cost of more than Rs 100 crore. Three proposals, two from the education department and one from the energy department, were submitted at the meeting, an official statement said.
The education minister said the procurement of personalized and adaptive learning software costing more than Rs 5 crore for the senior classes was approved at the meeting. In addition, the procurement of about five lakh data SIM cards, which costs Rs 47 crore, was also approved by the committee. These SIM cards, which are inserted into the tablets, have a daily data limit of 2 GB.
“Also in the month of May, about 2.5 lakh tabs will be distributed to students studying in grades 10-12,” he said. materials, e-books, test videos and study materials related to classroom syllabus in government schools will be available on the tablets that will be given to the students.
The scheme aims to bridge the digital learning gap for most students studying in government schools who come from economically weaker and disadvantaged areas and cannot afford devices such as smartphones and tablets.
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