The students of Navi Mumbai’s civic schools will soon have access to the latest educational tools.
Municipal commissioner Ramaswamy N has decided to set up digital classrooms in all municipal schools and smart classes will be a reality from the next academic year.
Ramaswamy said, “The smart class concept is being planned and implemented to ensure that the students of the civic schools get the same facilities as those of private schools.”
The NMMC has set aside Rs14 crore for the smart-class concept. It has initiated tenders for it.
The civic body has 68 primary and secondary schools which have more than 27,000 students.
NMMC has already introduced informal computer education in its schools.
Now, it will provide a computer in every class. The lectures by the teachers will also be through presentations on the computer.
The civic officials said the objective was to achieve intellectual development of the students. Instead of just bookish knowledge, education will be imparted through audio visual aids, presentations and documentaries.
The student strength in civic schools in Navi Mumbai is good and is rising every year even as the strength of similar civic schools in the neighbouring cities is decreasing.
“The student strength in the NMMC schools is impressive. Education shapes the future generation of the country and hence there will be no compromise on the progress of our children,” added the municipal commissioner.