DC Poonch Inaugurates Online Classes Through ICT Labs and CAL Centers

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POONCH, October 11: Deputy Commissioner Poonch, Inder Jeet today inaugurated online courses organized by information and communication technology (ICT) laboratories and computer-based learning centers (CAL) to overcome the problem of the shortage of teachers in 10 + 2 schools in the district.

Students and staff from all middle and high schools participated in the e-inauguration ceremony.

The motive behind the initiative was to integrate information and communication technologies in teaching, learning and assessment on the one hand and to fill the lack of teaching teachers in the 10+ 2 district schools.

The initiative would connect 115 ICT labs and 91 computer-based learning centers to provide quality education to more than 24,000 students studying at 121 senior and senior high schools in the district.

After the e-inauguration of the ICT labs and CALs, the DC interacted with the students of 121 ICT/CAL centers located in remote areas of Poonch district like Loran, Mankote and Hari Marhote through video conferencing. He urged students and teachers to make maximum use of ICT-based technologies to improve the quality of education.

The CD highlighted the importance of ICT in the current scenario. He said that with this, the student who studies in disadvantaged areas could compete with the students who study in cities that have all the facilities.

He highlighted the need to strengthen online education in this remote district to deliver quality education through ICTs and CSAL centers.

Students from HSS Loran, HSS Marhote, HSS Mankote and other remote areas interacted with DC Poonch and highlighted how online courses through ICT helped them complete their program and connected them to the outside world.

Co-Director of School Education Poonch-Rajouri, Mohd Ashraf in his address commended the teaching faculty and urged them to equip themselves with modern skills of using digital tools in their learning process of teaching.

Poonch Director of Education, Bishamber Dass, advised that the ICT labs and CAL centers would help the department address the shortage of teachers in all graduate and secondary schools.

DEPO Poonch, NM Suri Darshan Kumar (DRG) and Harish Sharma (DRG) were present on the occasion.

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