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Noida govt schools get computer savvy

New Okhla Industrial Development Authority (NOIDA) and NIIT took the first step towards revolutionising computer and computer-aided learning in schools in Uttar Pradesh on Monday.

education Updated: Apr 18, 2006 12:04 IST

New Okhla Industrial Development Authority (NOIDA) and NIIT took the first step towards revolutionising computer and computer-aided learning in schools in Uttar Pradesh on Monday.

‘Igniting Minds’ was launched by KP Singh, Minister for Basic Education, UP, and RG Yadav, the Samajwadi Party MP, at Government Senior High School, in village Challera. As part of the initiative, NIIT will use its expertise to teach computers to students of Classes VI to VIII in ten government schools, to start with.

“This is a larger issue related to social development, taken up by the state government. NIIT has signed a contract, whereby we provide computers, chairs, tables and set up a lab in schools,” said P Rajendran, director and chief operating officer, NIIT.

“This education will be part of the regular time-table and a faculty member from NIIT will take classes,” said P Rajendran, director and chief operating officer, NIIT. The unique aspect of computer education is the wire-based programme.

It will combine theory with visuals to make learning fun. The school students were visibly excited and pleased. Some wanted to play games on the computer while others were busy learning Microsoft Word.