The first set of the tablets will be distributed to nearly 1120 students from 14 schools.

Students of Telangana likely to get android tablets from government
news News Tuesday, October 18, 2016 - 08:57

Students across Telangana will be provided with android tablet, costing Rs 13,000 each, to increase technology literacy, the government has announced. The Telangana Social Welfare Residential Educational Institutions Society (TSWREIS) will provide the tablets. 

These government-funded tablets are likely to be pre-loaded with text books, animated educational videos and various assignments, with internet facility as well.

The first set of the tablets will be distributed to nearly 1120 students from 14 schools, and remaining schools across the state will receive the tablets in a pashed manner in the coming months.

On Tuesday, Jayesh Ranjan, IAS, Secretary IT, Electronics and Communication, Government of Telangana, will distribute the tablets to students at TSWR School.

Speaking to The New Indian Express Dr B Venkat Raju, spokesperson for TSWREIS said:

“These students are from residential schools, we will be providing the tablets to students of higher classes. Most of these students are from schedule castes and schedule tribes, their parents are daily wage labourers and are illiterate. The tablet will help provide them will skills they need to compete with in a global work force.”

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