July 2021 Abstract 6: Deepkamal Mann


International Refereed/ Peer Reviewed Journal of Education

Vol. 7 (3) July 2021, 47-56, E-ISSN: 2395-7344, P-ISSN: 2320-9526


Title: Availability of ICT Devices for Computer Education in Rural Government and Private Schools of Punjab

Deepkamal Mann, Doctoral Research Scholar (Education), Punjabi University, Patiala, Punjab, India. E-mail: gurpal81@gmail.com

Article DOI: 10.46704/pol.2021.v07i03.006


This paper is based on the study to examine the difference between government and private schools of rural areas towards the availability, working and non-working of ICT devices of computer laboratories. The study adopted the descriptive survey technique. The data has been collected from the purposively selected sample of 18 rural-area government and private senior secondary schools of Punjab state where computer laboratories have been established. Results revealed that most of the schools have sufficient number of computers/laptops in computer lab/s. The private schools are well ahead than government schools with respect to the availability and maintenance of computers, invertors/UPSs and speakers in the computer lab/s. Even though, government schools are better placed regarding the availability of printers and headphones in computer lab/s, but are also lagging behind to catch up them in working condition. Availability of projectors, scanners and mics/microphones is very poor in computer lab/s of the sampled schools. Further, the percentage of government schools is higher than private ones for providing the internet facility in computer lab/s, but private schools have an upper hand regarding the regular and high speed of internet connectivity in computer lab/s.

Keywords: Computer Laboratories, ICT, Government and Private Schools.