With skill development in mind government to provide tablets to 75 thousand college students

With skill development in mind government to provide tablets to 75 thousand college students

By: Javaid Malik MK


The Central Minister during his visit to Jammu and Kashmir has said that in order to provide skilled education in the government run educational institutions, the central government will provide 75,000 first-year students of various undergraduate courses in Jammu and Kashmir, with tablets so that they become computer savvy and can get some employment when they complete the normal education courses.

He said that apart from these students 2,000 school students belonging to various scheduled tribe communities, will be given tablets, so that they get the skill of computers at a young age.

According to PTI while giving details about the scheme of the government to provide these tablets to the students it said in its news report on Monday as follows.

The minister visited various educational institutions and held elaborate deliberations with officials and stakeholders during his tour. In an interaction with the media, he said the purpose of his visit, undertaken on Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s directions, was to understand the ground realities of the education infrastructure in the UT.

Mr Sarkar said 75,000 tablets will be distributed by the Higher Education Department among all first-year students of undergraduate courses.

Similarly, 2,000 tablets will be distributed by the School Education Department among students belonging to tribal communities, he said.

The minister expressed satisfaction with the way things are going and said the Education Department will work in mission mode to improve and upgrade its performance in future.

He also said Skill Development will be introduced as a subject and vocational courses will be started in all colleges of the region in near future. This, he said, will help students find employment after they complete their studies. Talking about the up-gradation of facilities in government-run schools, Mr Sarkar said 2,000 kindergarten classrooms have been established in government schools of Jammu and Kashmir.

This will help bridge the gap between government and private schools when it comes to providing pre-primary education and early childhood care.

The MoS also talked about the benefits of the Prime Minister’s Special Scholarship Scheme and urged upon all eligible to come forward and reap the benefits of this scheme.

With PTI inputs

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