Wednesday, May 17, 2006

free education to all "A Dream to be ......

The Administration has claimed that providing free education to all students of non-model schools upto the class 8th from this year. These students will not have to pay any funds or fees. Free text books and exercise note books have already been provided to these students, this year. Free uniforms are also being provided to these students. As many as 62,411 students will be benefited with this initiative. Free education and text books are also being provided to all girl students and S.C., S.T., students upto 10+2 class. Cooked meal has been started to all students’ upto primary classes in 61 government schools. Earlier, ‘Mathis’ were provided to all these students. The ‘Mathis’ will be phased out in rest of the schools, very soon. All children upto the age of 15 years, who cannot go to regular schools, are also being provided free text books and stationery from this year through Sarv Shiksha Abhiyan. 10,400 students have been covered under this programme, running in 277 centres. Steps are being taken to make the pre-schools’ more interesting and joyful. The play classes have been decorated aesthetically and are being equipped with latest play and educational equipments. 600 students have already been covered. The 5th, 8th, 10th standards Government school students belonging to the Scheduled Castes are also getting extra coaching classes for two hours. School Health Scheme in government schools has also been launched for free health check up for all the school going students. To make class room teaching more interactive and helpful, computer aided learning projects have been launched. 15 schools are covered under the computer aided learning and 14 schools under INTEL. The computer education is also compulsory in 43 government schools. Skill training centres have been opened as a special component for less advantage children living in slums and rehabilitation colonies. 15 percent seats has also been reserved for the economically weaker sections of the society in the private schools from this year.
Chandigarh Desk


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