THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The coming academic year, hi-tech classrooms and better facilities await school students. In the first phase of the state-level general education protection programme, two government schools in the capital city will be raised to international standards, offering better amenities and academic environment to the students.
The government higher secondary schools at Kazhakootam and Kulathur are to be renovated and developed to international standards at a cost of just over Rs 10 crore, according to officials of Kerala Infrastructure and Technology for Education (KITE), which is spearheading the programme. The government has selected 138 schools which would be raised as centres of excellence. 208 schools will be provided better infrastructure and raised to international standards.
The Government HSS, Kazhakootam, will get facilities of international standards at a cost of Rs 5.69 crore, the funds covered under various sources including the Kerala Infrastructure Investment Fund Board (KIIFB). The Kulathur school also will get amenities of international standards at a cost of Rs 5.89 crore.
The state-level inauguration of this programme will be held at the Kazhakootam government HSS on April 26. Under the initiative, the Kazhakootam GHSS will get a new academic block in the place of the old one. The work will begin on Tuesday. The plan is to complete this work by January next year.