The Kerala education department on Friday declared the all-encompassing intercession of ICT (Information and Communication Technologies) that will help education in 9,279 schools. Understudies of Class 1 to 7, through IT@School Project, would be assisted in the new academic year beginning in June.

Kerala, being a good example in ICT-empowered education, began IT education under IT@School Project for High School classes (Class 8 to 10) in mid-2005 and with Friday’s launch, ICT-empowered education would be accessible from Class 1 to 12.

“The scaling up of ICT-enabled education in classrooms is a major step in achieving the educational goal of the government with respect to its General Education Rejuvenation Mission. Computer Labs and Smart Classrooms would be set-up in all schools,” said Kerala Education Minister C. Raveendranath while launching this new initiative.

“IT@School has already imparted specific ICT training for 70,602 teachers in the state and we have roped in BSNL for providing broadband connectivity to all schools in the State and as on date 97 percent of the schools have been fully covered,” said K. Anvar Sadath, Executive Director of IT@school project.

The educational situation in Kerala is far cutting edge than different conditions of India. The Kerala model of advancement owes it credited accomplishment to the performances in the territory of education and wellbeing. The majority of the progressions and advancement in the field of education has happened since autonomy.

The State had sought after a liberal advanced education arrangement from 1956 through mid-eighties as far as quantitative development and access to advanced education. Today, it brags different states regarding high literacy rate of 90.86% as against 65.38% in the national level.