Rs 12 crore spent on education in Fatehgarh Sahib district

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Fatehgarh Sahib,
  • Updated: Oct 10, 2014 23:20 IST

The district administration has spent nearly rs 12.6 crore to raise the standard of education in the district by constructing buildings of various schools, providing hi-tech facilities like internet and multi-media and modern libraries.

The administration also claimed to have provided free computer education to girl students of Classes 6 to 12 and carrying out repairs of old school buildings and set up hi-tech laboratories in various schools.Deputy commissioner Arun Sekhri said that 60 government senior secondary schools are running in the district under the Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyan (RMSA). He said science laboratories were set up in the schools at a cost of nearly rs33 crore and rs2.85 crore was spent on the construction of new buildings of five schools.

He said that in 58 schools, modern libraries were set up at a cost of rs4 crore and rs25 lakh were spent on the construction of toilets and for providing better drinking water facilities in 29 schools.
He said that nearly 56 lakh were spent for constructing additional classrooms in various schools and `48 lakh spent on minor repairs in 75 schools and rs23 lakh on major repair works in 24 schools.

Telling about the state government's initiative to support the weaker students, the DC said that rs2.5 lakh special funds had been given to various schools for helping the weaker students in their studies and similarly rs3.18 lakh had been spent on the pocket dictionaries being distributed among students of 81 schools.

The DC said that free computer education was given to girl students of middle, high and senior secondary schools in the district and internet connection had been provided in 184 schools, besides providing multi-media facilities in 172 schools for teaching science, math and other subjects with the help of multi-media systems.

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