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Mobile schools on the anvil for out of school children in UP

lucknow Updated: Feb 06, 2009 10:48 IST

In a bid to educate children living in slums and those eking out a living by doing odd jobs, the Uttar Pradesh government has decided to take mobile schools to their doorsteps with the first such class planned at the city railway station.

The state government has decided to introduce the concept of mobile schools, in which classes would be held in localities, where children are not getting proper education due to various reasons.

"We are in the process of introducing the concept of mobile schools in the state. The concept is being included in the annual plan of the education department for the next fiscal 2009-2010," Rakesh Srivastava, a senior education department officials, told PTI.

"Children living in slums, railway and bus stations and streets or those working in roadside eateries and hotels are not connected with the mainstream of education," he added.

To cover such children, the state has hit upon the idea of taking schools to the doorsteps of such children. "We intend to run classes specifically for such children," he said.

As per the plan, mobile vans equipped with teaching aids including blackboards, education charts and teachers would visit such areas and organise classes for nderprivileged children.