As technology is becoming an increasing part of our everyday lives, the government is planning to roll out a pilot project which will see 10 educational institutions in the state acquire WIFI.
It has been reported that The Info Tech Corporation of Goa (ITG) has submitted a proposal to oversee the project. It is expected to run for a period of 5 years, although the start date is not clear. The estimated cost of the project is 22.53 Crore.
The following are the 10 Schools earmarked for the project:
- Harmal Panchakroshi Higher Secondary School
- Vasant Kukalekar Higher Secondary School, Old Goa
- Puroshotam Walawalkar Higher Secondary School, Porvorim
- Vidya Prabhodini Higher Secondary School, Porvorim
- Government Higher Secondary School, Sakhali
- Government Higher Secondary School, Mastimol
- Government Higher Secondary School, Khandola
- Government Higher Secondary School, Sanguem
- Government Higher Secondary School, Baina
- Government Multi-purpose Higher Secondary School, Borda
Advantages of WIFI-enabled Schools
Over the last two decades the advancement of computers has enhanced teaching globally. The internet has proved a valuable tool in the endeavour to provide every child with a basic level of education. In a developing country like India, the Internet is bound to change the entire landscape of the country over the next few years.
WIFI in particular could speed up the process as:
- Educational apps can be customized to the learning habits of the particular user
- Greater collaboration can take place between teacher, parent and child
- Students can conduct all their work on a single device, which includes researching and presentations
“The government has conducted an initial feasibility study to explore the possibility of providing WIFI connectivity in educational institutes across Goa in collaboration with NIC and the education department,” stated the Chief Minister of Goa, Laxmikant Parsekar.
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