Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan has announced that the state become the first in the country to have high-tech classrooms in all public schools.

Describing it as a proud achievement, the chief minister said with the upgradation of all classrooms to international standards and setting up of Hi-Tech IT labs, children in the state have access to learn and grow with the help of advanced learning systems.

Over three lakh digital equipment, including laptops, projectors, webcams and printers, have been provided as part of the project.

"It was the firm decision of the Left government to make education accessible to all sections of society. Now, all the children in the state have access to the opportunity to learn and grow with the help of advanced learning systems. It is a proud achievement for the state," the chief minister said.

As part of the mission, 42,000 class rooms from classes 8 to 12 have been equipped with laptops, projectors and screens and networked with school studios. It has been ensured that all lower primary and upper primary schools have at least one smart class room with a computer lab.

The state government claims that all 16,030 public schools in the state are now equipped with 3,74,274 IT equipment, including 1,19,055 laptops, 69,944 multimedia projectors, 23,098 projector screens, 4,545 LED TVs, 4,578 DSLR cameras, 4,720 Full HD webcams and 4,611 multi-function printers along with high speed Broadband Internet connectivity to 12,678 schools.

The chief minister said the equipments have five year comprehensive onsite warranty and insurance and to address complaints, a web-portal and call centre was also functional.

He added that at least 1,83,440 teachers were given special training as part of implementing the digitisation mission.