Haryana Govt to Distrbute Free Tablets: As per the latest update, the Haryana State Government is planning to distribute ‘Free Tablet’ computers to students of Class 8 to 12 who are currently pursuing their studies in Government schools in the state. The decision to distribute tablet computers among students has been to facilitate digital education and online classes during COVID-19 pandemic. According to information available right now, the tablets that will be distributed among the students will have digital books as pre-loaded content, as well as various tests, videos and other materials, which will be as per the courses of government schools. The free tablets distributed among the students will facilitate studying different topics at home but students will be able to receive online education and take online exams as well.
The news about the state government distributing free tablets among students of government schools has been confirmed by Haryana Chief Minister’s Office. A tweet sent out from CMO Haryana’s official account read “Haryana Government has decided to make free tablets available to all 8th to 12th Class students who are currently enrolled in Govt schools across the state keeping in mind the COVID-19 pandemic.” The tweet also states that tablets will be distributed to students belonging to all categories i.e. General, scheduled castes, backward classes as well as minority communities so that they can take advantage of digital education.
Tablets to be Returned after Completing Classes
The free tablet distribution scheme has been conceptualized by the state government on the lines of Library Scheme. Under the library scheme, students were issued books which they could use until they complete their Class 12 Exams. On similar lines, the free tablets distributed by the state government to the students, will also have to be returned back to the schools after students complete their Class 12 exam.