Y.S. RANA,Chandigarh : Conditionalities fulfilled, infrastructure in place and yardsticks met, four government schools of Chandigarh are all set to pitching for the status of Smart Schools. Stating this, the official of the Chandigarh Administration said that soon Government High Schools, Sector 50-B; Sector 50-C; Sector 54-A and government primary school, Pocket No 6, Manimajra would be converted into Smart Schools. The Education Department has sought date and time from the Adviser’s office for their inauguration. As and when it was received, these would be inaugurated, added the official.
Aimed at widening students’ awareness canvas and exposing them to real life situations,
the smart schools roll out a road map for big ticket reforms in the education system by effecting
changes in various spheres, said the official and added that in April last, government high school,
Sector 50 has become the first Smart School of Chandigarh.
Conceptualized with the objective of making learning an enjoyable experience,
integrating students with society and preparing them for future challenges, the step of the
Chandigarh Administration is in sync with UNESCO’s policies on Higher Education.
The Chandigarh Administration has decided to establish the concept of ‘Smart Class
Rooms’ in UT Chandigarh as per the need of changing scenario in the field of education where
emiphasis would be on the use of information and communication technology.
These schools will endeavour on achieving excellence in academics, co-curricular
area and the educational management. The focus in these schools will be on learning through
technology. The class-rooms will be converted into technology-rooms by establishing resource-
rooms for providing on-the-spot guidance to the teachers and other educational facilitators.
“With the integration of technology into education, learning is taking a new
dimension. However, affordability and quality are the big challenges in providing education to
the youth,” said the official of the education department.
The initiative of the Education Department will take the classroom teaching beyond
the confines of text-books. Better still, students can now look forward to widening of their
awareness canvas. The content in smart school solution is strictly mapped to NCERT books and
can be easily customized to any Boards.
The focus in these schools will be on learning through technology. The class-rooms
are converted into technology-rooms by establishing resource-rooms for providing on-the-spot
guidance to the teachers and other educational facilitators. The class rooms are proposed to be
equipped with Plasma Screens and other peripherals. All educational services of the school will
be interconnected and centralised with the Principal, who will act as Nodal Officer for all the