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Smart Classes In Jammu And Kashmir Schools


Amid ongoing unrest in the Valley, Jammu and Kashmir government has recently announced its decision to establish smart classes in over 30 schools in Srinagar.

This announcement was made, during a meeting, by the District Development Commissioner (DDC) Srinagar, Dr Farooq Ahmad Lone directed Chief Education Officer, Srinagar to make sure timely completion of this project.

As reported, the smart classes would be established during the current financial year. Further, the Chief Education Officer informed that this project of smart class is being implemented through National Institute of Electronics and Information Technology (NIELIT).

Moreover, Dr Farooq Ahmad Lone informed that Smart Class and ICT Labs shall be established in 32 schools of the district.

Till now, only 22 city schools have been approved under Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyhan (RMSA) and the remaining would be covered under Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA)

The cost of project for each school under RMSA is around Rs 8 lakh. While school under SSA would get Rs 6 lakh each. Not only this, the DDC has also released an amount of Rs 38.80 lakh so that smart classrooms or ICT Labs are established soon.

Last week, while analysing the situation in the state, the government gave relief to school students by announcing mass promotion of candidates.

While announcing this promotion of candidates, an official of the School Education Department said, "All the students from Class 5 to 9 and Class 11 from all the government schools and recognised private schools of Kashmir valley shall be elevated to the next level with immediate effect."

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