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25k grant to schools on enrolment

Addressing the VIII chief minister education sub-committee meeting, Devnani said that the Kasturba Gandhi Residential Schools will be run from Class VI to XII, which earlier were up to Class VIII.

jaipur Updated: Jun 04, 2018 22:12 IST
HT Correspondent
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Hindustan Times, Jaipur
Rajasthan news
State education minister Vasudev Devnani addresses the VIII Chief Minister Education sub-committee meeting on Monday in Jaiupr. (HT PHOTO)

State education minister Vasudev Devnani on Monday said that the government will provide an annual grant of Rs 25,000 to government schools for renovation, sanitation and other purposes.

He said that in order to encourage computer education; the government will setup Information, Communication and Technology (ICT) labs at 5,500 new schools. “Promoting Samagra Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) and innovations, educational infrastructure in Rajasthan will be developed speedily,” he said.

Addressing the VIII chief minister education sub-committee meeting, Devnani said that the Kasturba Gandhi Residential Schools will be run from Class VI to XII, which earlier were up to Class VIII. “Ensuring all-round development of students, special focus will be laid on teachers’ training. Through SSA, the elementary and secondary education will be effectively executed, under which teachers training programme at the block, district and state level will be strengthened,” he said.

Devnani said Rajasthan had initiated pre-primary schools at 38,000 anganwadi’s, where for the first time 1,500 nursery trained teachers were appointed. “Pre-primary schools will be developed in the state on NCERT parameters. It is a matter of pride that proposals of Rajasthan were incorporated in the new education policy. The state’s education model is being discussed across the country for its innovations in educations,” he said.

The minister said providing quality education to children is the priority of the government – the results of government schools are better than private schools. Along with educational facilities at schools, libraries will also be developed.

He said that the government has taken an important initiative of connecting 178861 Basic School Teachers Certificate Course (BSTC) trained teachers to schools, which has filled vacant posts.

“Development of education in Rajasthan is based on three ‘T’ – team spirit, training and technology,” said Devnani.

Department principal secretary Nareshpal Gangwar said the students of Swami Vivekanand Model Government School have given good results in the CBSE examinations.

First Published: Jun 04, 2018 22:12 IST