The IT education imparted in school is all set for a reboot, in order to improve digital literacy among school children. The new system will ensure that the computer education remains relevant in this fast-changing technology-driven world, says Goa’s ministry of information and technology.
Speaking to TOI, minister for information and technology Rohan Khaunte said that the government would also start citizen service centers across Goa to assist senior citizens, within a month or two.
“All schools in Goa should have computer labs. The IT department will set the syllabus and we will appoint the teachers for the computer classes. There will be nodal officers from the department,” Khaunte said.
The minister said that students will have to become IT savvy in the latest hardware and software technologies by the time they complete their entire schooling.
“We can’t offer the same stagnant content,” he said.
“Training will be imparted to self-help groups and senior citizens in using smartphones, Skype, MS Office and MS Excel. Even government officers will have to undergo training every two years because governance or service delivery will be through online platforms,” he added further.
With the stress on cashless payment and e-services, it has become important for the people to be abreast with modern applications and the IT education given in school is the stepping stone towards it.
Source: Times of India