Nowadays, schools are turning to technology to help them save money. As many as 13 government schools under Mangaluru City Corporation will turn smart under Smart Mangaluru Project. These schools together will be funded with Rs 16 crore in two phases. These 13 schools are some of the oldest government schools situated in eight wards of MCC.
Schools to be developed are: Government Higher Primary School, Car Street; Basti Garden Higher Primary School; Government Higher Primary School, Nireshwalya, Bunder; Government Higher Primary School, Hoige Bazar; Government Higher Primary School, Pandeshwara; Government Practicing SH School, Government Primary School, Balmatta; Balmatta Secondary School; Government Higher Primary Urdu School, Bunder; Government Urdu High Schoo, Bunder; Government Higher Primary School, Bolar and others.
The decision taken under Smart Mangaluru Project will not only upgrade its infrastructure, but also improve them academically. The project aims to create smart schools that are on par with private schools in the city.
Narayanappa, Managing director of Mangaluru Smart City Company, had this to say: “All these schools are in a dilapidated state and have normal or poor admission. In the first phase, all these schools will be upgraded with good infrastructure, which includes classrooms, painting, furniture, playground, drinking water facility and washrooms. Under the smart city project limited, we have earmarked Rs 11 crore for repair works. In the second phase, the schools will get smart boards, smart learning, internet and other state-of-the-art facilities,” he said.