Punjab government on Tuesday announced to setup 1073 Edusat Computer labs to provide quality education to the students especially in the remote areas.
Punjab’s Education minister Sikander Singh Maluka said that the state government has already established 2077 Edusat Computer labs and is planning to setup 1073 more Edusat Computer Labs in the remaining schools.
“1016 Edusat classrooms have already been established with 516 Satellite Interaction Terminals (SITs) and 500 Receive Only Terminal (ROTs) in various government secondary schools in the state,” Maluka said, adding that these labs will enhance teaching and learning process in the government schools of the state.
Maluka said that 2807 more ROTs would be provided in government schools in the next phase. “As many as 2600 ROTS started functioning and senior secondary and high schools will be covered under this network. Further, a special program of career counseling/health program will also be conducted every week on Saturday. Meanwhile, a new program ‘meet a scientist’ has also been started by the Edusat in which Scientist from Indian Institute of Science Education & Research (IISER) interacted with the students studying in government schools through this Edusat system,” Maluka said.
He said that various incentive programs will also be started like tele-teaching to create awareness and interest toward the science subjects amongst the students of govt schools. IISER suggested that a Laboratory under Punjab Edusat could be set up where the Student could do experiments at their own level.
He added that the Punjab EDUSAT Society had provided free coaching tele-services to the 10+2 students of medical and non-medical streams for competitive examination who were unable to pay unaffordable fees of private coaching centers. “More than 13000 students of 10+2 participated in the crash course and result was 82% in government and aided schools in the state. Whereas the result of private schools was around 70%,” he added.