Vizag to develop its futuristic learning environment by modernizing public schools

Fri, 2019-03-08 13:12 -- SCC India Staff

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As a part of City Investments to Innovate, Integrate and Sustain (CITIIS) initiative, the Greater Visakhapatnam Municipal Corporation (GVMC) has submitted a proposal to upgrade existing 149 schools by adopting smart ways to develop futuristic learning environment is necessary. The project aims at modernizing public schools as smart campuses by retrofitting GVMC schools. It would transform the schools as ‘Smart Campus’ and create a 21st century education infrastructure for every strata of the society. It includes upgradation of basic infrastructure facilities, encouraging outdoor play and physical activities amongst students, the rebranding of the GVMC schools, and, investment in schools to provide technology-based learning.

Objectives
To rebrand GVMC schools through uniform identity in terms of facade improvements and signage. To provide clean and green education campus to enhance learning and teaching environments and to provide more outdoor activity areas for students to increase opportunities for greater physical activity.

To optimize the use of underutilized land within school premises by the creation of functional spaces, and universally accessible design through the creation of ramps for access to schools and classrooms.

To equip schools with technology-based digital learning zones for students and teachers, future classrooms, other teaching/learning resources, in addition to the capacity building of teachers. The project aims at leveraging IT infrastructure for the improvement of the quality of education in schools and encouraging the medium of digital literacy amongst students.