Jammu: The Union Territory of Ladakh has become the first in India to provide educational tablets to school children under the YounTab scheme launched on Friday by the Lieutenant Governor R K Mathur, a senior administrative official here said.
“The scheme is an initiative of the Department of School Education with technical support by the Information Technology Department under which 12,300 tablets with preloaded online and offline content, including textbooks, video lectures and online class applications, would be distributed to Govt school students from Class 6th to 12th,” he said.
The official added that the offline content has been prepared class and subject-wise to help students in remote areas with no internet connectivity.
“The IT Department and NIC have developed a few applications for providing these contents loaded in these tablets to the students,” he said.
However, addressing the event, Mathur stressed the importance of education technology in the years to come.
He expressed satisfaction for having fulfilled the immediate need of the students of Ladakh. Tablets were distributed among students from remote areas during the event.
Mathur thanked the PM for granting UT status to Ladakh for making this possible and providing a sufficient budget for this initiative.
He also thanked the Education Minister for the visionary New Education Policy 2021 for providing a backbone for such technological interventions.
Addressing the internet connectivity issue, LG Mathur informed that the existing telecom companies have agreed to install additional towers.Ladakh has become the first UT/state in India to have successfully launched the scheme. The distribution of tablets would be completed in the next two months. (UNI)