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More than 13,000 primary schools in Gujarat don’t have computer labs

The assembly on Monday was informed by the Gujarat government that more than 13,000 primary schools lacked the provision of computer labs. Jitu Vaghani, Gujarat state education minister in a reply to Congress MLA Ashvin Kotwal pointed out 13,818 primary schools didn’t have computer labs.

The data submitted by Vaghani clearly points out that Dahod the tribal dominated district, has the highest number of primary schools without computer labs (1024) followed by districts like Mehsana (991), Chotaudepur (928), Patan (786), Kutch ( 739) and Mahisagar (642).

Replying to the concerns raised by the Congress MLA Ashvin Kotwal, Vaghani stated that the Gujarat government has resolved to build ‘smart classrooms’ in schools under the ‘Gyankunj Project’ instead of building computer labs.

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