Published: 10th September 2020
Kerala just transformed 34 of its government school buildings. More schools to get hi-tech classrooms
As part of the Kerala Government's 100-day project, the state's Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan inaugurated 34 new government school buildings on Wednesday
Students are yet to get there, but Kerala's schools have undergone a major transformation. As part of the Kerala Government's 100-day project, the state's Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan inaugurated 34 new government school buildings on Wednesday. The inauguration of schools, located in different constituencies across the state was done via video conferencing.
While eight of these schools are in Kozhikode, five are in Kannur, four each in Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam and Ernakulam, three in Kottayam, two each in Malappuram and Idukki and one each in Alappuzha and Thrissur. The new school buildings are equipped with hi-tech classrooms, kitchens, dining areas, toilets and laboratories. The project was undertaken by the Kerala Infrastructure Investment Fund Board (KIIFB).
"In the last four years, the government's priority was raising the standard of education in the state. Now, to improve facilities, we are spending a total of Rs 3129 Crore, via KIIFB," Vijayan wrote on his Facebook page. He said that the government is also spending Rs 5 Crore each for the development of 141 government schools, three crores each for 395 schools and Rs 1 Crore each for 446 schools. "The government has also allotted Rs 793 Crore to develop hi-tech classrooms. Kerala is now getting transformed into the first fully digital state, in terms of education," he wrote.
The Chief Minister also added that in the last three years, 5.05 lakh students were newly enrolled in Kerala's government schools. "This has been happening after a period of 25 years. We owe it to the change in the schools' infrastructure," he added.