The government of Assam has declared its statement to provide smartphones and internet access to all State Government Schools students of Classes 9 and 10.
The Finance Minister of Assam, Ajanta Neog stated during her budget session on Friday, July 16. As online education has been declared mandatory for students. Due to the current pandemic situation, this innovative step has been taken with distance learning options for students to ensure continuity and help parents and teachers to access remote education resources and support quarantine, and bridge the digital divide between rural and urban areas.
Neog also stated that “This scheme will benefit 8lakh students of the state and check dropouts of the students in the state”.