STOCK MARKET BSE NSE

Kerala Budget 2018: Rs 33 crore for digitising classrooms

Giving emphasis to education in the state budget, the government has earmarked `970 crore for general education and ` 789 crore for the higher education sector.

Published: 03rd February 2018 01:05 AM  |   Last Updated: 03rd February 2018 04:49 AM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Giving emphasis to education in the state budget, the government has earmarked `970 crore for general education and ` 789 crore for the higher education sector.

A whopping `614 crore will be provided to 138 schools to convert them into centres of excellence. In the upcoming fiscal, `50 lakh to 1 crore will be allocated to all schools with over 500 students on the rolls for infrastructure development. 

`33 crore has been allocated to the Kerala Infrastructure and Technology for Education (KITE) for completion of digitisation of classrooms. 

The government will allocate ` 300 crore from KIIFB for setting up computer labs in all primary and upper primary schools.

Special allocation will be provided to all schools over 150 years old.

Out of the ` 789 crore allocated to the higher education sector, ` 248 crore has been earmarked for technical education. While `28 crore has been allocated for Additional Skill Acquisition Programme, `13 crore has been set apart for upgrading libraries, laboratories and courses.



Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

edexworks
flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp