VELLORE:The State Council for Educational Research and Training in association with the Tamil Virtual Academy organised a three-daybasic computer training programme for school teachers and others at the department of education that concluded on Friday at the Pothigai Engineering College at Tirupattur.
According to A Basheer Ahmed, principal of the District Institute of Education and Training at Ranipet 50 teachers and some others participated in the first of its kind training.
“The purpose was to enable participants to become computer literate helping them learn the basics of computer applications especially with an emphasis on the use of Tamil as official language,” Ahmed said.
The participants learnt the basic structure of computers, some basic commands how to use some software.
“This is the first time such a training programme was conducted free for the benefit of teachers and employees of education department. Depending upon the demand for such programmes from other departments or from the general public, we will organise more in the future,” Ahmed pointed out.