Inauguration of the 'Electronics at School' Project in Kerela

Looking to promote the teaching of basic computer science in schools, the state government today said that all schools in Kerala, both government and aided, will soon be equipped with electronics and Raspberry Pi kits. 

Speaking at the inauguration of an 'Electronics@School' project, initiated by the state IT Department, Chief Minister Oommen Chandy said that 6,000 government schools would be given electronics kits to support and nurture a "maker- culture" among their students.

"Besides providing Raspberry Pi kits to 10,000 students selected on merit basis, steps will be taken to provide every government and aided school with a Raspberry Pi kit for common coding practice," Chandy said. 

Minister for IT and Industries, PK Kunhalikutty, launched the second phase of 'Learn to Code' project and flagged off the distribution of Raspberry Pi kits to 7,500 schoolchildren.

This is the best news that I heard today. This is the kind of thing, which can create innovators. Hope that they don't rot on shelf, because of teacher's ignorance or reluctance.
Inauguration of the 'Electronics at School' Project in Kerela Inauguration of the 'Electronics at School' Project in Kerela Reviewed by Kanthala Raghu on September 20, 2015 Rating: 5

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