West Bengal Electronics Industry Development Corporation Limited (WEBEL) on behalf of the School Education Department, Government of West Bengal announced holistic intervention of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) mandate in 2000 Government and Government aided secondary and higher secondary schools under Build Own Operate Transfer (BOOT) model wherein the priority would be given to educationally backward blocks and areas with concentration of SC, ST, minority and weaker sections.
Since ICT education will be imparted to all secondary and higher secondary students, an exclusive ICT instructor will be provided to each school. Similarly, there will be a need for pre-service as well as in-service training of all teachers for effective use of ICT in teaching and learning process; teacher training hence would be provided to all the teachers.
“The ICT enabled education in classrooms is a significant step in achieving the educational goal of the government of West Bengal. Given the rapid evolution of computer technologies, computer-aided education offers an adaptable and flexible environment for learning,” said Gautam Maiti, Vice-President of Schoolnet India Limited.
The scheme will help to build the strong ground on the following areas like:
- Expansion with emphasis on quality and equity
- Enhances computer-aided education
- Establishment of smart schools
- Development of e-content
- Better infrastructure