The country’s first ‘Smart School’ set up at Pirpur village under Alukdia union in Chuadanga Sadar upazila has began its journey silently. Formal activities of smart school began on November 15 after it was inaugurated by Deputy Commissioner of Chudanga Gopal Das.
The government has introduced the ‘Smart School’ aiming to stop school dropouts and make learning easier and more enjoyable. It is a technology-based teaching institution for preparing children for the Information Age.
Alongside bringing it under electricity network, the school has also been brought under the surveillance of close circuit cameras. The multimedia system and internet have also been put in place in the school classrooms.
Organisers of the school said that four ‘Rongin’ (colourful) schools were established in the upazila earlier. The plan of launching a smart school came from the concept of colourful schools.
The purpose of the smart school is to ensure a vibrant and effective teaching and learning environment for students to cope with future challenges as global citizens.
In smart schools, technology is used in taking attendance and teaching in the classroom, making learning more interesting and enjoyable one, they said.
The students of the school are very proud to be students of the
country’s first smart school, and they are enjoying their classes too much. Some guardians of the school said that once this school was in very bad shape. The presence of student was very poor.
Now, the students are going to the school spontaneously.
Abdur Jabbar, president of
Smart School Governing Body, said that not only the students, but also their guardians are very happy for being part of the country’s first smart school. The students are these
days more attentive to their
studies and their guardians have been more caring about them,
Jannatul Ferdous, the headteacher of the school, said the number of attendance in the school has increased following its digital transformation.
She said that their target is to help the students get exposed to digital learning and build them as worthy human resources.