Delhi’s AAP government to distribute Android tablets among government school teachers

Delhi’s AAP government to distribute Android tablets among government school teachers

AAP government has decided to distribute tabs to the government school teachers of Delhi with an aim of reducing their work burden so that they can concentrate on their teaching work.

Delhi’s AAP government to distribute Android tablets among government school teachers

So the government school teacher are set to receive tablet computers from the government in the coming few days. Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia has instructed his officials to buy tablets for around 50000 teachers and principals of the government schools in Delhi.

S.NoFacts about Distribution of Android Tables to Delhi Government School TeachersDetails
1Number of teachers able to get Android Tablet under this planAround 50,000 Teachers & Principals
2Total number of Schools eligible to receive Android Tablets1024 government schools in Delhi
3Estimated CostAround 50 Crores
4Who showed interest to implement this plan? Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia
5Expected time period for teachers to use free tablets from governmentBy March of 2017

Detail about the announcement

In the coming two months the distribution of the tablets will be started and it will cost approximately Rs.50 crore. With the help of the tablets the teachers will be able to perform a lot of their daily tasks in a much easier way. It will also save a lot of time and let them devote more time for teaching rather than other work that the teacher has to do.

The tab will be used for the following- taking attendance of the students, sending SMS to the parents of the students about the progress of the student and about his or her attendance details. Other non-teaching and teaching activities can be done using the tablets that will be given to the teachers. Also once the teachers and schools are comfortable using the tab they then need not make physical report card. They can make a digitized version of the report card, which will reduce a lot of manual work.

The government has not just decided to give tablets to the government school teachers, they will also be provided with internet connection for the tablets.

Objective of this initiative

This initiative has been taken by the AAP government keeping in mind the reason that the school teachers state for being able to devote lesser time to teaching. There is a constant blame on the fact that that there are many other works to be done as a teacher in the school before the teacher can start to teach a class. They say that they have to finish many of the data entry work like maintaining attendance, preparing report cards, etc. which takes up a lot of time.

So to reduce the burden of the teachers and to allow them to give more time to just teaching the government has decided to provide the teachers with tabs that can take better care of the data entry work that is quite time consuming.

Internet data pack will be given to the teachers so that they can do online based teaching related work right from their homes. It will reduce a lot of paperwork. At the same time using internet further knowledge can also be gained, which can be used in teaching. Apart from this special training session for teachers will also be conducted for the teachers.

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