Tablets at just Rs 25 for Goa Students

Are you a student from Goa ?? If yes then there is a great offer for you, the state government is offering the Tablet at just Rs 25 for all the students.

In a significant move to digitally empower school students, the state government of Goa is all set to provide tablets or notebook to school students for just Rs 25. Not only this, as per the officials, the state government is working to purchase nearly 50,000 notebooks and tablet PCs for distribution amongst the students.

Anil Powar, additional director education, stated, “The digital largesse is a part of the Goa government education department’s initiative to familiarise Class V and VII students with computers in order to “prepare them for the life ahead and get them curious about the e-systems."

“General category students will have to pay only Rs. 25 while SC and ST students will have to pay Rs 10 to register for the scheme," added Powar. The official said that the state government was making arrangements for purchasing nearly 50,000 notebooks and tablet PCs for distribution.

“All the computers will have a special e-learning packages. After a day in class, the students will now be able to revise their tutions at home over the tablets,” Powar said, informing that a provision of Rs 95 crore had already been made for the purchase of the computers in the last budget presented by Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar.

In order to ensure that there is no misuse of the computers for pornographic purposes and other questionable and suspected Web applications, all the systems will be pre-installed with inbuilt security systems. Not only this, the education department will also take an undertaking from the student’s parents before handing over the computers. "It is a no objection certificate saying they are OK with us giving them the computers. The parents should also be in a position to both goad the students to logging onto the right websites," he said.   

Sources: Efytimes 

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