The University team consisting of two faculty members and five third semester students of Master of Computer Application (MCA) organized a Computer Literacy Program for Assamese schools under the banner “Training Program on Computer Literacy.”
The team conducted a 90-minute session at Gotanagar Nambari High School, Maligaon, Guwahati, on 18th October.
“Our students benefited very much from the program. Your students presented in a very interesting manner,” says Head Master Mr. Achyut Sarma, who had words of high appreciation for the initiative.
“The computer literacy condition of most of the Assamese medium schools is pretty bad,” says Dr Uzzal Sharma of the department of Computer Science Education & Information Technology.
His colleague Alok Choudhury adds, “Assamese medium students, though equally talented, are deprived of the opportunities because they are from financially poor families.”
The team targeted the entire batch of 31 class X students.
“Through our program we give them the initial concepts about how computer functions and related issues like security, risk etc, for free,” says Choudhury.
“We can see with our eyes, how quickly, these students grasp the basics of computer, when our students teach them,” says Dr Sharma complimenting the young learners.
“We also focused on social media and its usage,” says Seema Ghising who was impressed by supportive and helpful attitude of teachers, and most importantly the responsive students.
“The students were very eager and benefited much from our teaching,” says her batch mate Anjan Borah.
Another student Abhijit Mohanta feels, “we should include more topics like binary number, MS office, keyboard shortcut, basic things about OS.”
The day concluded with a quiz competition among the students followed by distribution of certificates among the winners.
The ADBU team plans to visit more Higher Secondary Schools in the city within a month or two.
Another group of faculty and students from Social Work and Technology Departments hold five-day-a-week evening free coaching classes for some 150 plus class X students of the neighbourhood in three subjects: Maths, Science and English.