With online learning becoming a necessity due to the ongoing COVID-19, CII Young Indians (Yi) Goa chapter in association with the Roshini Social Schooling Programme distributed free licenses for MS Office 365 to aided colleges in the state.
The tools available under MS Office are expected to help the faculty and students of colleges making the transition to online teaching and learning. Since most of the students belong to first generation users of these tools and other computer equipment, using MS Office 365 is expected to lessen the financial burden on the parents. There are also a large number of college students who belong to rural areas and who are likely to benefit through the scheme.
Anirudh Dempo, chair, Yi Goa, handed over to Prasad Lolayekar, director of higher education in the presence of officials from the education department and CII. The directorate would be allotting the MS Office 365 programme to all government colleges in the state. The initiative is targeted to benefit 6,500 students and faculty of colleges. “The programme will offer the colleges a comprehensive learning platform. Yi Goa will hand hold and train students and faculty in adopting the technology,” said Dempo.