Rajasthan govt school students to get free coaching from Allen
Government school students in Rajasthan will now get free guidance for competitive exams from the Allen Career Institute, a premier Kota-based coaching centre.Updated: Oct 30, 2017 19:37 IST
Government school students in Rajasthan will now get free guidance for competitive exams from the Allen Career Institute, a premier Kota-based coaching centre.
A memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed in this regard between the education department and the Allen institute here on Monday. Students of 770 schools that have smart virtual classrooms will be taught by Allen faculty through live telecast.
“A majority of these schools are in rural areas. We felt that kids from rural areas should get facilities so that they can pursue higher education in disciplines, such as engineering and medicine, after school,” said school education minister Vasudev Devnani. The coaching session will be a two-way process and students can pose questions to the teacher, he added.
The MoU was signed by Anandhi, state project director, Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyan (RMSA), and Bhanu Pratap Singh, Allen corporate head.
There are students who for some reasons can’t go to Kota or come to Jaipur to prepare for the competitive exams, Singh said. “But they have the will and calibre to crack the exams. The state government sought our participation and we were happy to do it as it is a noble initiative.”
The coaching classes will be conducted for students of Class 11 and 12. Whether the classes will be held during the school hours or after is yet to be decided. The Allen representative said the lectures and coaching programme have been designed keeping in mind the curriculum and calendar of government schools.
The minister also inaugurated the Vidyalaya Avlokan Module which, he said, will have information about all schools. “It will have information about which schools are facing shortage of rooms or teachers, which ones are facing infrastructure problems, etc. Anybody can see it, and it will help in bringing about transparency in the system,” Devnani said.
‘Kota suicides not a major issue’
Responding to a question about student suicides in Kota, Allen corporate head Singh said they were not a major issue. “If we look at the number of suicides and the total number of students, it’s nothing; it’s peanuts,” he said. Later, in an apparent cover-up attempt, he said even a single student death was serious and the institute, along with the government, was working hard to curb suicides.
First Published: Oct 30, 2017 19:37 IST