Few schools have internet connection in Haryana: The Tribune India

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Tribune press service

Bhartesh Singh Thakur

Chandigarh, August 3

Only 12% of schools in Nuh district have internet connection, while in Yamunanagar only 13% have internet access. The facts were presented during question time in the Lok Sabha.

There are 15.46% of schools in Mahendragarh which are connected to the internet while the figure for Palwal is 16.59. Kurukshetra (17.65%), Karnal (18.85%), Ambala (18.95%) and Panchkula (19.10%) districts are also sailing in the same boat.

The data comes from the 2020-21 Unified District Education Information System, the year Covid began and teaching shifted from physical to online classes. The data reflected students’ exposure to the internet, just before the Covid outbreak. Rohtak has the highest number of web-connected schools with 37.53%, followed by Jhajjar with 28.36% and Kaithal with 28.1% of such schools.

By comparison, all districts in Punjab have over 97% of schools connected to the Internet.

Minister of State for Education Annpurna Devi told the House, in response to an August 1 question, that BSNL had offered to provide FTTH (fiber to the home) connections to public schools and, in At the request of BSNL, notice was issued to States and UTs to sign a Memorandum of Understanding with BSNL to secure FTTH connections for all public schools with computers.

Punjab excels

  • Rohtak has the highest number of schools (37.53%) connected to the web
  • At 12%, Nuh has the fewest number of such schools
  • In comparison, all districts in Punjab have over 97% of schools with internet access

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