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Laptops Will Be Provided To All Students That Need Them, Assures CM

Web Desk(TVM)Updated: Wednesday Nov 10, 2021

Thiruvananthapuram : The government will provide digital accessories to all  students who might need them for studies, said Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan. However, they are made available  through prescribed channels -  the reason why there occurs some delays occasionally, said CM in the Assembly.

In a reply to the House  Wednesday  morning, the Education Minister V Sivankutty said the re-tendering for the  Vidyakikarnam project was in progress. At the time when the project took off, there were 4.7 lakh students needing  digital accessories. That figure has now come down to 3.53 lakh, the minister said.

45,313 laptops have been distributed among students from schedule caste/schedule tribe communities so far. The distribution was carried out smooth without any kind of hassle, said V Sivankutty.  The project shall be completed within scheduled time, ; the funding did not come through as expected owing to Covid conditions, the minister added.

On Plus I admissions, the minister said,  that seats will be ensured for all aspiring students. Currently, transfer process  for students who took admissions  are underway,  the minister added.