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160 deprived students provided education in district: DC

punjab Updated: Aug 26, 2013 18:26 IST
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As many as 160 children of different age groups have been identified as not going to school and had been admitted to different schools in the district in the ongoing academic session. Deputy commissioner Daljit Singh Mangat revealed this here on Monday.

He said that 20 children between the age group of 6-7 years and 22 children with special needs were admitted directly in the government schools.

He added that remaining 118 non-school going children between the age group of 7-14 years would be admitted to schools in the classes according to their age after providing special training.

Deputy commissioner further said that a survey was conducted under inclusive education for disabled scheme across the district and every house was personally visited to identify the requirements of children with special needs.

"These special children would be provided facilities including required assisting tools, bus pass, train pass and medical certificates etc to facilitate them for providing education. A sum of Rs 61.65 lakh has been approved for annual work plan for the year 2013-14 under the Inclusive Education for disabled scheme, out of which Rs 10.95 lakh has been received," said Mangat.

Mangat further said that renovation and construction work is under progress in the many schools to incur funds received under the Sarv Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA).

"Renovation work is under progress in 30 schools and rooms are being constructed in 51 primary and 53 upper primary schools, sanitary blocks are also being built in the 19 schools for girls out of which 18 blocks are ready to use," DC said.