Beijing: In order to improvise studying, a high school in China has equipped its students with iPads in a bid to replace books and help students in their studies. This will not only replace the heavy bags but also keep their students updated with technology.
Jinling High School in downtown Nanjing, capital of Jiangsu, has provided 30 students with the Apple tablets to reduce the burden of school bags from at least five kg to less than one kg while saving book expenses by thousands of yuan a year.
According to Modern Express newspaper, 21 public primary and middle schools in Nanjing are planning to promote the use of iPads, other tablets and laptops. This will not only save the cost of replacing books every year but also act as an environment saviour by saving trees which are used in making papers.
Meng Qun, a teacher involved in the program, said, "The teacher has technical control over all the iPads, and students will be prevented from installing any games."
The cost of the equipment would not be borne by students.