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SED to introduce computer-based courses from middle to higher secondary level

Post by on Wednesday, July 20, 2022

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Srinagar, July 19: The School Education Department is all set to introduce computer –based courses from Class 6th to 12th on pilot basis in 200 Higher Secondary Schools, High and Middle Schools.
Principal Secretary, School Education Department, B K Singh issued an order on Tuesday in this regard.
“National Institute of Electronics and Information Technology (NIELIT), an autonomous scientific society under the administrative control of Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MoE&IT) of GoI has presented a proposal with regard to introduction of computer based courses from Class VI to XII,” Singh said.
He said that the content of syllabus of NIELIT was examined by the JKBOSE to ascertain the feasibility for introduction of these courses as per the syllabus framed by NIELIT in the existing curriculum of JKBOSE.
“It was recommended by JKBOSE that the syllabi designed by NIELIT for Computer Skill and Awareness Courses from Classes 6-12 shall be adopted in totality except Chapter 6 of Class 6th titled ‘Understanding Financial Literacy and e-Governance Services’ as the same is also covered in Class 7th  and 8th,” reads the order.
Singh said that in order to make the vocational education more job-oriented and attractive, the proposal of the NIELIT was considered by the Department, in consultation with JKBOSE, JKSCERT and Samara Shiksha.
He also said that as suggested by the JKBOSE this course is required to be considered as a computer course as 5th Subject in Class 11th and 12th at par with computer science. “However, in case of Class 6th, 7th and 8th, it will be mandatory.”
“This course will be run on pilot basis in 200 Higher Secondary Schools, High Schools and Middle Schools identified by Project Director Samagra Shiksha and Chairman JKBOSE where ICT or Computer Lab have been established,” Singh said.

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