The Tamil Nadu School Education Department will hire IT firms to help set up hi-tech labs for classes VI and VIII.
According to a report by IANS, high-tech laboratories are now a feature in government colleges and higher secondary schools. Now, the state’s school education department will direct IT companies to acquire computer systems for the projects. Five teachers selected from each school will then be given extensive training to properly handle these high-tech laboratories.
Sources in the state school education department told IANS that each hi-tech lab would be equipped with 10 computer systems, a projector with a mounting kit, web cameras and LAN connections with 1 TB hard drive capacity every year. High-tech printers, headsets and CCTV cameras will also be installed.
The IT company will provide UPS and generators will also be available to provide uninterrupted power supply. The operating system will be open software and Linux will be provided. The IT company will maintain each lab for five years and the company will also replace worn out equipment. IT companies in each district will appoint service engineers to monitor the functioning of the laboratories and uninterrupted internet connectivity will be provided to all systems.