Source: NDTV Education
The students of Kumuli high school, the Borigumma block of Odisha’s Koraput district are experiencing new teaching methods. Their administration has shifted its traditional classes into Smart classes. They have high-speed internet, interactive screen, web cameras, digital podium, 3-D animation, virtual laboratories for science, and many more advanced technological methods.
Koraput Collector Abdaal Muhammed Akhtar said that “It is an attempt to bridge the digital divide and to provide students with a better classroom experience.”
The block administration has spent around Rs 5 lakh for setting up the smart classrooms. And the school was established in 1956 with a student strength of 410, which includes 200 girls.
Satyanarayana Sethi, the assistant engineer of the Borigumma block, said that with the convergence of various schemes under the central finance commission (CFC) the smart classes were set up. And there was no special fund given for the Smart classrooms.
The district administration has also decided to convert classrooms of at least one school in the 14 blocks of the districts into Smart classrooms. And the funds will be taken care of by the (DMF) District mineral foundation.
And at present, it has been decided to provide Smart classes for Class 9 and 10, and later it will be provided to Class 6 to 8 as well.
Also, Adarsh Vidyalaya and Jawahar Navodaya Vidyala came under the project of Smart classrooms.