Thiruvananthapuram : 53 more schools will become hi-tech in state, said Education Minister V Sivankutty. Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan will commit the upgraded schools to the community, the minister said at a press conference on Tuesday. . The inaugural shall be held at Govt Vocational Higher Secondary School in Poovachal 11.30 am Thursday.
A total of Rs 90 crores was spent for conversion to hi-tech. Detailed guideline shall be released before the commencement of classes from 1 – 9 std., the minister said.
53 schools have been uplifted on par with international standards, as part of campaign to preserving public education through Vidhyakkernam scheme. Funds were availed from KIIFB, the split as follows : 4 school building costing Rs 5 cr each - summing to Rs 20 crores; 10 school building of Rs 3 crores each - total Rs 10 cr; Rs 1 crore each for 2 schools - total Rs 2 crores . Also, the scheme was included in the MLA and NABARD funding and another 37 school buildings constructed at cost of Rs 40 crores.
Responding to reporters’ query the minister said, full-time classes have begun for std 10, 11 and 12. The attendance turn out is also good and it is expected to cover the whole syllabus before the exams, the minister said.