Right from the beginning, I was completely against this decision of the government of giving away free tablets to the college students. My stand on this topic is still the same despite an announcement made two months back about the blocked access to social networks (Facebook for example).
Though I haven’t had any hands-on experience of any of those Android-powered tablets, I wanted to write this post to keep a follow up on the topic :
A few weeks back, the press did report several problems faced by the students as well as teachers. Bugs report about the software installed on the tablet as well as the hardware itself have been published.
Today, l’express published an interesting article regarding those same tablets : None of the insurance companies want to insure those tablets because of those frequently reported issues. Additionally, the poor content of the academic material available, internet connectivity in schools among others have also been reported.
As written in today’s edition, only about 6, 100 out of the ordered 26,100 units have been distributed till now and for the same above mentioned reasons, the distribution of these tablets has been stopped.
So, instead of concentrating on their School Certificate examinations, now the students need to worry about their ‘gift’, a complete wastage of the tax payers’ money!
Before ending this post, special thanks to the one who sent me the picture featuring in this post 🙂