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Thiruvananthapuram: l Project, a state government initiative to impart IT education in schools, in the academic year starting from June 1, 2017, Education Minister C Raveendranath said.

Kerala, being a role-model in ICT enabled education, has already started IT education under IT@School Project for High School classes (standards 8 to 10) in early 2005. It has now being scaled up to the Lower Primary and Upper Primary sections, thus enabling ICT enabled education right through standard one to 12, he said.

Under the programme, the department has launched e@Vidhya, new ICT textbook for Std 5 to 7, and an Operating System & Resource DVD for primary schools, developed by IT@School. “The scaling up of ICT enabled education in upper primary classrooms is a major step in achieving the goal of the government with respect to its General Education Rejuvenation Mission,” Raveendranath said.

The detailed ICT school survey for the lower primary and upper primary classes would commence in June and the Detailed Project Report would be prepared by IT@School in July.

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