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District School Boards for improving quality in govt schools

Jaipur, March 10: Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje today said District School Boards will be established for effective monitoring of quality of education in government schools.

These boards, having representation of parents, teachers, civil society, public representatives and district administrations, will annually publish reports on quality improvement in education in respective districts.

Boards to improve quality in govt schools

Making a reference to the Annual Status of Education Report- 2014, Raje highlighted the grim situation of quality of education in government schools despite 3.34 lakh teachers and said she was allocating Rs 21,788.97 crore for school education for the year 2015-16 which was 16 per cent more than the revised estimates of the year 2014-15.

She announced to upgrade selected schools to senior secondary level in phased manner in 657 Gram Panchayats, one Adarsh Vidhyalay in each Gram Panchayat, construction of 37 Sharda Girls Hostels, additional fund of Rs 438 crore for 134 model schools, transport vouchers for Vivekananda Government Model School in same Panchayat Samiti, E-teaching and e-training in District Institute of Education and Training (DIET) in school education sector.

Raje, for the higher education sector, announced to implement a State Higher Education Development Plan in a phased manner in 8 years to address the issues and challenges in the higher education sector. Under the plan, new colleges, universities, professional colleges will be set up and infrastructure grants will be given.

A Science Humanities Research Foundation will be set up to assist college students in their research work. A scheme for this will be issued separately.

PTI

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