AP govt to purchase over 5 lakh tabs with Byju's e-learning content for students

AP govt to purchase over 5 lakh tabs with Byju's e-learning content for students

Last Updated Sep - 13 - 2022, 10:36 AM | Source : The FELA | PTI | Visitors : 9

The Andhra Pradesh government said that it would be purchasing over 5 lakh tabs with Byju's e-learning content, meant to be provided to students of state-run sc
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New Delhi: The Andhra Pradesh government on Monday said it would be purchasing over five lakh tablet computers (tabs) with pre-loaded Byju's e-learning content, meant to be provided to students of state-run schools while over 72,000 TV sets would be set up in classrooms in a phased manner, at a total expenditure of ₹512 crores. Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy held a meeting with senior officials to review “Nadu Nedu” (our school: then and now). “The government would be purchasing 5,18,740 tabs with pre-loaded Byju’s content besides smart TVs and interactive TVs.

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The officials said that 72,481 TV sets are needed and would be set up in classrooms in phases and the expenditure would be ₹512 crores. By March next, the first phase of digitization would be complete,” a release said quoting officials.

Reddy categorically stated that monthly audits should be carried out at schools revamped under the “Nadu Nedu” scheme regarding the amenities and other aspects. He said the scope of the audit should also cover the utilization of the Maintenance Fund and a phone number should be displayed for complaints if any.

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The officials said a toll-free number is already in place. On the digitization of classrooms, the CM said that by March next, the first phase has to be complete and all schools should be provided with internet facilities. Besides schools, all Village Secretariats, RBKs (Rythu Bharosa Kendram) and Village Clinics should have internet facilities.

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