Monday, August 5, 2013

Computer-aided learning in five Coimbatore Corporation schools

Coimbatore Corporation has decided to introduce computer-aided learning in five Corporation schools. 

The civic body decided to extend the facility to the Corporation Girls’ High School, Selvapuram, Corporation Higher Secondary School, Udayampalayam, Corporation High School, P.N. Pudur, Corporation Girls’ Higher Secondary School, Oppanakara Street, and Corporation Higher Secondary School, Peelamedu. 

At present the Corporation has such a facility at its school in Maniakarampalayam.
The Corporation decided to do so at its Council meeting held on July 24, wherein it said that it had chosen one school a zone. There are five zones in the Corporation. 

To introduce the facility, promised in the Corporation Budget for 2013-14, the Corporation had formed a committee comprising Commissioner G. Latha, Deputy Commissioner S. Sivarasu, accounts officer, city engineer and 11 other people. 

It had also allotted Rs. 20 lakh a school and said that it would meet the expenses from its Education Fund. 

The Corporation had introduced the computer-aided learning facility in association with the American India Foundation and Dell under the ‘Dell Connected Class Room’ concept.
The project would benefit 370 students in the Selvapuram school, 578 students in the Udayampalayam school, 453 students in the P.N. Pudur school, 1,477 students in the Oppanakara Street school and 692 students in the Peelamedu school.