The Hi-Tech school programme is a major highlight of the Public Education Rejuvenation Mission of the State Govt, aimed at upgrading all classrooms to international standards. KITE was identified as the implementing agency for the programme, being the pioneer of ICT enabled education in the State for over a decade. The Detailed Project Report for implementing the Hi-Tech school programme for 4775 schools at a total estimated cost of Rs.493.50 Cr, prepared by KITE was approved by KIIFB, the nodal agency for monitoring all Govt projects.
Each classroom would be equipped with Laptop, Multimedia Projector, Whiteboard and Sound system. Each Hi-Tech IT Lab would feature Desktop Computers with UPS, Multifunction Printers, LCD TV and a HD Camera. Specific Security features would be installed in schools. The IT Labs and Classrooms would be connected via network through a Central server in the Lab, which would allow sharing of information. High Speed fibre based Broadband internet would be made available in all classrooms.
State-wide implementation of the scheme
After successfully undertaking a pilot implementation of Hi-Tech School Programme in 139 selected schools in 4 constituencies – Alappuzha, Puthukkad, Kozhikode North and Thaliparamba and also including the 7 Smart Schools, the State wide launch of the programme was inaugurated by Hon.Chief Minister on 22 January 2018 at Thiruvananthapuram.
As part of the scheme, KITE has deployed the following ICT equipments to schools, till date.