As the country rapidly moves toward digitalization, there are also noticeable changes in the education structure. There have been several initiatives in favour of digitalising education in India, National Digital Library, Swayam, to name a few.
In order to become a part of the countrywide digital education, the Government of Goa initiated the Cyberage Scheme, under the aegis of which, students of higher secondary classes are provided with laptops in levy of some nominal charges.
The Cyberage Scheme was started in 2002. The main motto of the scheme is to promote the usage and benefits of digital technology among school students. This will not only give them the right incentives for studies but also make them efficiently adept technologically. It also aims at creating an IT savvy generation of students who can contribute their optimum potential to the digital India.
Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar, on the occasion of Children’s Day, presented laptops to a group of class 11 students. He also took to Twitter to spread the news of the beginning of the 2017-2018 session of the Cyberage Scheme. The registrations for this session are open until 5 December 2017. It is open to all students from class 11 and 12 belonging to any aided or un-aided schools. Interested students only need to submit an application form along with a fee charge of Rs 1000 for students from aided schools and Rs 2000 for those from un-aided schools. The form has to be submitted to the Directorate of Education, Planning Section, Computer Cell before 4:30 pm on the last date of submission.
This initiative by the Government of Goa is greatly contributing to the Prime Minister’s vision of creating a developed nation, built on the pillars of technological advancements.