Govt buys 2500 tabs for students, promotes teachers to in-charge lecturers

Representational picture. (Not the actual photo of the tabs procured by the government)

Srinagar: In view of the ongoing COVID-19 lockdown, the education department has procured 2500 tabs to facilitate digital learning among students in Kashmir.

Principal Secretary Education, Dr Asghar Samoon Monday announced the move on his Twitter handle.

He also said the government has ordered posting of 425 teachers as in-charge lecturers and conversion of 105 Rehbar-e-Taleem teachers as Grade III teachers in Kashmir.

“Immediate posting of 425 I/C lecturers in Kmr Div; conversion of 105 RRTs as Tr Grade III; 2500 tabs to 10-12 class kids for e-learning; new smart classrooms in High/ Hr secty Schools: providing free uniforms to 8.5 lakh kids decided in meeting with DSEK/ SPD/ other Officers today,” Dr Samoon tweeted.

Director School Education Kashmir, Dr Younis Malik said the gadgets have been procured to ensure students are able to take help from the digital tools.

“To keep in mind that every student may not have an e-learning gadget in their home, government is providing them 2500 tabs and later more will be given after examining the number of students,” Dr Malik told The Kashmir Monitor.

He said the tabs provided will be preloaded with offline e-learning content.

Similarly, he said that the government every year provides free uniforms to 8.5 lakh students of elementary level.  

Asked why teachers were promoted to in-charge lecturers, Dr Malik said the decision was taken in view of the dearth of teaching staff in higher secondary schools for many years.

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