July 29, 2016
WB Govt asks all schools to submit reports before setting up Virtual Classrooms
The West Bengal Government has asked all the teachers in-charge (TI) to submit the report of the infrastructure in schools where virtual classrooms will be set up. Senior officials of the state government said that teachers in schools have been asked to submit the details of the infrastructure by next week, following which the work for setting up the virtual classrooms will be started.
The Government had earlier decided to set up virtual classrooms in around 2,000 schools with special emphasis on the schools located in Jungalmahal areas in three districts of South Bengal and in remote villages of Terai and Dooars region,North Bengal.
Senior officials of the state government have already instructed the district primary councils to verify the infrastructure in the schools and prepare a report on the same.
Following the submission of the reports, the Government will ask the district magistrates to set up adequate infrastructure in schools that lack proper arrangements so that high speed internet facilities can be provided in the classrooms. It was also noted that a classroom with a maximum capacity of 100 students is best suited for conducting a virtual classroom and so efforts will be made to set up the virtual classrooms in those rooms with comparatively high seating capacity.
Officials are in talks with teachers of reputed schools, some of whom have already showed interest in taking class. After placing the state Budget, Finance Minister Dr Amit Mitra had announced that virtual classrooms will be set up in 2,000 schools in the remote areas so that students can get the teaching facilities available in the best schools.