K’taka to set up ‘mobile banks’ to help students access online classes


Team Udayavani, Jul 10, 2021, 6:30 PM IST

Bengaluru: The Department of Primary and Secondary Education has decided to establish mobile banks with the assistance of voluntary organizations in order to help students access online classes.

These banks will help ensure gadgets reach students who do not have access to them. Also,  a meeting will be held with service providers of internet companies to improve network connectivity in remote areas.

Education Minister S Suresh Kumar said that a discussion will be held on the modalities of the ‘mobile bank’ on Monday, July 12.

He said that government will take the help of voluntary organizations like Rotary International and Lions Club to help establish them and collect spare smartphones and other devices like tablets to be used by students in need.

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