Should kids in Indian Schools learn Computers or Programming?

Nearly all school boards in India today teach computers & programming. I am more familiar with the central boards – ICSE & CBSE. In ICSE syllabus you learn about computers (Microsoft Office, internet browsers etc) in primary school (may be 4th, 5th grades) and in 9th grade you can opt to take computers (which is Java programming) or economics or other things like singing. In CBSE it appears students “must” take computers in 9th and 10th which is programming (Visual Basic).

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Obama vows broadband expansion, when will the Indian govt follow suit?

Obama in his weekly radio/web address on Dec 6, 2008 said he would make broadband accessible to every child in the US.

As we renew our schools and highways, we’ll also renew our information superhighway. It is unacceptable that the United States ranks 15th in the world in broadband adoption. Here, in the country that invented the internet, every child should have the chance to get online, and they’ll get that chance when I’m President – because that’s how we’ll strengthen America’s competitiveness in the world.

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When will students study without any tension from Govt?

I think it is the worst time to be a student in Karnataka. The government has been going after schools that are not teaching Kannada. Frankly, the problem itself is not clear. Sometimes I get a feeling the govt is insisting the medium of education should be Kannada but when you read few articles I feel the govt is insisting on Kannada being taught as a language.

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