Lieutenant Governor of Ladakh UT has launched YounTab Scheme for students on 4 June 2021. In the new Youn Tab scheme, the state govt. will provide free of cost tablets computers to facilitate students in their online study. Under this Free Tablet Scheme, LG RK Mathur had distributed 12,300 tablets among students virtually in Leh.
What is Ladakh YounTab Scheme 2023
Leh Ladakh YounTab Scheme is a Free Tablet Scheme for students of the newly formed Union Territory (earlier part of Jammu & Kashmir state). As per statement of Ladakh administration, YounTab is an initiative of the Department of School Education with technical support by the Information Technology Department. In the Free Tablets Scheme, around 12300 tablets with pre-loaded online and offline content were distributed to government school students.
Features of Leh Ladakh Free Tablet Scheme
Here are the important features of Free Tablet Scheme introduced by the Ladakh administration:-
- The new YounTab free tablets scheme aims to improve the technology required for education in the years to come.
- Free of cost tablets comes with pre loaded online and offline content.
- Tablets distributed under YounTab Scheme contains content of textbooks, video lectures and online class applications.
- Ladakh administration has distributed free YounTab tablet computers to Class 6th to 12th students studying in government schools.
- Lieutenant Governor of Ladakh UT marked the launch of YounTab Scheme by distributing tablets to 12300 students on 4 June 2021.
UT Ladakh Lieutenant Governor on YounTab Scheme
While addressing the launch event of YounTab Scheme, LG Mathur stressed the importance of education technology in the years to come. Lieutenant Governor of UT expressed his satisfaction for having fulfilled the immediate need of the students of Ladakh. Tablets were distributed among students from remote areas during the Free Tablet Computer Scheme launch event.
LG mentioned that “This scheme is not only associated with pandemic but is an attempt for long term technology infusion in the education system.” Leh Ladakh LG even informed that the existing telecom companies have agreed to install additional towers.
Additional Towers For Enhanced Network Coverage
The administration of UT Ladakh is also in touch with the Telecommunication Department to implement NOFN in Ladakh by laying OFC up to Block level, in place of VSATs. For this purpose, an additional 115 towers with 1760 km of OFC cables have also been requested to ensure 100% connectivity across Ladakh.
LG mentioned that there is a need for substantial improvement in UT Ladakh’s education sector as per the recently published report on Sustainable Development Goals by NITI Aayog. There should be efforts to improve the quality of education, 100% enrolment and zero dropouts in schools.
Lieutenant Governor RK Mathur lauded the Department of Education for achieving a 100% target in teacher’s training. He stated that NCERT’s help in further improvement in training and curriculum development of the department would prove beneficial.
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Rewa Scheme – Coaching Assistance to Meritorious Students
UT Ladakh has announced the financial assistance to the meritorious students of classes 10th and 12th for availing coaching for exams such as NEET, JEE, NDA and UG CLAT. Students would be reimbursed a coaching fee of up to Rs. 1 lakh under the Rewa Scheme. Similarly, for students clearing preliminary exams of Civil Services, IES and IFS, LG Mathur announced financial assistance up to Rs. 1.54 lakh.
He also announced ₹25 lakh to Gram Panchayats from LG’s fund for facilitating better provision in the villages for conducting community classes for primary school students.