Pathetic State of ICT@Schools – DC Subhani

6 September, 2009 at 19:30 1 comment

Many people dont know that there is an ICT@Schools scheme to flag 5000 government schools in Andhra Pradesh into the digital age. Each such computer lab has an installation budget of 5-Lakhs (or $10000) and a maintenance budget to match (another 5-Lakhs over 5 years). The tender was issued and awarded to the who’s who in the education sector like Educomp, NIIT, Everonn etc. with a central fund release of several crores of rupees and millions of dollars. One might say, it is wonderful or stupid, depending on your take if government schools require computer labs when they lack basic infrastructure and teachers but one always asks, when will it see the light of the day? The answer dear procrastinator is that money has been spent, tenders awarded, computers installed, millions stashed away in Swiss accounts of Babus and all that but the labs should have been operational yesterday and unsurprisingly so, this is where things are…

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