Kerala Govt Schools Undergo Massive Transformation, Give Private Schools Tough Competition


Some time back, the government of Kerala had started telecasting digital classes so that students could have easy access to education amid the pandemic. Recently, in yet, another bid to provide quality education to kids, 34 new government school buildings were inaugurated by Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan in different constituencies through video conference, reports NDTV.

Planned and implemented by Kerala Infrastructure and Technology for Education (KITE), the project is a part of the public education rejuvenation mission. According to TOI,  the construction of these new buildings happened under the ‘Center of Excellence’ project. In fact, each school under the 141 assembly constituencies is provided financial assistance of Rs 5 crore for a physical infrastructure upgrade.

The 34 school buildings inaugurated include eight in Kozhikode, four each in Thiruvananthapuram, Ernakulam, and Kollam, five in Kannur, three in Kottayam, two each in Malappuram and Idukki, and one each in Alappuzha and Thrissur.

And, that’s not all. Some of the hi-tech classrooms are equipped with laptops, projectors, and surround systems. They even have high-speed broadband connections. Also, special provisions for rainwater harvesting and systematic waste management have been included as part of the schools. They also have dining and cooking in the new buildings. The buildings have disabled-friendly toilets on each floor too.

These hi-tech schools seem like they could give a tough competition to private schools. Well, we hope other states follow suit too. What do you think? Tell us!
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