Intel inks pact with Northeast Council

Last Updated: Monday, June 21, 2010 - 22:55

New Delhi: The world`s largest chipmaker
Intel Corp today said it has signed an agreement with the
Northeastern Council (NEC) to train teachers and promote use
of technology in education.

The NEC is the nodal agency for economic and social
development of the Northeastern states comprising Arunachal
Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim
and Tripura.

Intel and NEC will work together on training select
resource persons/teachers in each of the NE states as `NEC
Lead Master Trainers`, Intel said in a statement.

Intel and NEC will also launch IRIS (Initiative for
research and innovation in science) in these states and
conduct workshops for select science teachers and some
students, to promote and nurture a spirit of research and
innovation.

"There is tremendous potential for technology to
transform lives in the Northeast. Together with NEC, we are
confident of creating an enhanced learning experience for
teachers and students by integrating technology into school
education methods," Intel India president Praveen
Vishakantaiah said.

Amongst other initiatives, both parties will also conduct
digital literacy workshops for select 20 government employees
in each state to provide basic ICT literacy skills required
for e-governance.

"The role of ICT in education is gaining importance day
by day to prepare us for global economy. Together with Intel,
we will ensure that teachers and students are equipped with
the right tools and training to connect to 21st century
opportunities through ICT in education much needed in the
Northeast," Minister Minister BK Handique, who is also the
minister looking after the NE affiars said.

PTI



First Published: Monday, June 21, 2010 - 22:55

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