Mumbai: The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has decided to set up 50 computer labs in the civic body-run schools. The tenders have been invited to procure equipment worth Rs22 crore.
There are more than 4 lakh students studying in the BMC-run schools, most of them belonging to poor families. Every year, the BMC provides 27 school-related articles free of cost to these children. The students are being made capable to stand in the current competitive world.
In the year 2018-19 and 2019-20, the BMC set up computer labs in 224 schools – 193 in primary and 31 in secondary schools. 50 more labs will be added and at the end of this year, there will be 274 labs in the civic body-run schools. This year, BMC has made a provision of Rs3347 crore for education.
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