Govt smart school misses 4th date

The government ‘smart’ school in Sector 53,supposed to be the region’s first such school,missed another date of inauguration today.

Written by Ritika Jha | Chandigarh | Published: April 5, 2012 1:55 am

The government ‘smart’ school in Sector 53,supposed to be the region’s first such school,missed another date of inauguration today. The inauguration has been postponed for the fourth time now in the past five months. Despite the school building being in place since July last year,it took the Department nearly a year to complete the technical arrangements and plan the curriculum.

The inauguration of the school was first scheduled in November last year. It was then postponed to December due to imposition of the model code of conduct for the Municipal Corporation polls. It was then rescheduled to January 14 and then for April 4. When contacted,UT Education Secretary V K Singh said,“We will finalise the date of inauguration soon.”

Further,the officials indicated that no new admissions would be made in the school for the current academic session since a number of students from neighbouring schools (which have a high pupil-teacher ratio) would be relocated to the new school. The students from Government Model High School,Sector 41,Badheri and Kajheri will be shifted to the new school. The entire campus of the high school is wi-fi enabled and classroom teaching will be taken up by referring to e-content (e-lessons) on projector screens in all classrooms.

A batch of 10 teachers have been given technical training at the State Institute of Education (SIE),Sector 32,who would then teach at the new smart school. Also,despite all the added facilities,there will not be any difference in fees in the new school,informed officials. All the computer systems would be networked and controlled centrally through a server room which would be operated by trained officials.

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