“Learning is not a burden” – This is a new scheme introduced by Tamil Nadu Government earlier this week. i.e. the child laptops will be given to all school children’s. The Laptops will be preloaded with the lessons and the syllabus. Preloaded multemedia sessions will be there in laptops. At preset this scheme is implemented on experimental basis. i.e. they planned to select a private school in city and one in rural area. And one Class from the school will be selected and provided with the laptops. In the home they can use the books given in school. No need to carry the books to school.
The main aim of the scheme is to reduce the school bag luggage of he children and to bring some more interest in education. Good to see some interesting schemes introduced by the government related to the school education.
Two questions comes in my mind ,
1. Is this a useful scheme, will this be a successful one ?
2. Is this necessary at this situation ? Have they ever evaluated the present situation of govt. schools ?
My Answers are here… this seems to be a useful scheme and it will be successful one. But only for the city based schools and children’s. When I read this article in the news paper, I couldn’t help me from stop laughing.Does any one knows and cares here about the current situation of public schools ? There would be at least two generation gap between the private schools and public schools in Tamil Nadu (India). Quantity is good but quality is going worst in government schools. May be very few public schools will be good but not the most schools.
It’s very foolish to think of providing a laptop, when the school children’s are not provided with tables and chairs to sit and no class rooms in few schools and almost no quality staffs in most schools. For who’s sake this scheme is introduced. Every scheme has a polish of the politics in it. So they can add in the election campaign as “provided laptops to the schools and improved the education quality and reduced the burden of learning” .
We (Blossom team) have visited several government schools in the Madurai and Virudunagar based villages. I feel very pity on those children’s. Who is going to bring the changes in the public schools? when they will get the equality in education ? who is going to bridge the gap between private and public schools ? No answers right now ….but soon…we will get answers. we are all working on that.
We have confidence in bringing changes….lets wish ..no one should stop us doing this. After that learning will not be a burden.
but now …..?