50 VSATs to be installed to link 100 Govt schools: CS

ITANAGAR, Jan 21: The very small aperture terminal (VSAT) will be installed in selected Govt schools across Arunachal Pradesh to serve as a game-changer and improve education system, chief secretary Naresh Kumar told all DCs and DDSEs during a video conference on Thursday.

More than 50 VSATs will be installed to connect more than 100 Govt schools as a pilot project, he said, adding the VSAT technology will offer two-way virtual communication between teachers at one point (like Itanagar) and students in remotely located schools. It will enhance education quality and offer better education to students, particularly of schools having shortage of subject teachers.

As 300 Govt primary schools have been identified as activity and learning centres (ALCs) for children between 3-6 years of age as per New Education Policy 2020, he said and directed to set up dedicated virtual classroom with available inventories and ensure logistic support for the VSATs on or before February 18 next.

Informing that ALC facility would be extended to rest schools later, he advised to identify one classroom in uncovered schools.

Secretaries Niharika Rai (education) & Anirudh Saran Singh (tax & excise) were also present. (PRO)

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