KOCHI: The Kerala Infrastructure and Technology for Education (KITE) on Monday launched a massive audit to assess the usage of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) equipment and facilities provided to the government schools in the state as part of the hi-tech school project. The audit covers over two lakh students in 40,083 hit-tech classrooms in the state.
According to K Anvar Sadath, vice-chairman and executive director of KITE, the audit is being conducted in two phases in 4,752 government schools. “The project was launched with the aim to upgrade the schools to centres of excellence,” he said.
KITE master trainers have started collecting ICT equipment details from the schools. The trainers, who will visit the schools, will interact with the students as well as teachers. They have been directed to collect information from all the teachers in the schools. “The auditors will randomly select five students from each division or batch. They will also gather general information on the school from the headmasters or the principals,” he said.
As part of the project, KITE had facilitated laptop, multimedia projector, screen, USB speaker, projector mounting kit, high speed internet connectivity to all hi-tech classrooms. Besides, the classrooms have also been provided with access to Samagra Resource Portal. The State Education Department has already provided training to all teachers in the state on effective utilisation of the ICT equipment and Samagra portal.