Rajasthan, March 14: The Rajasthan government has claimed to set up 66 special or model schools in the current academic session across the state at gram panchayat level to impart the same quality of education as provided in Kendriya Vidyalayas, officials said.
"In order to impart quality education to students from 6th to 12th classes in remote rural areas, the state government has in the current session set up about 66 special schools under the name Swami Vivekanand Model school," Additional District Project Coordinator (RMSA), Satish Joshi said.
Functioning under the name of the Swami Vivekanand Model Schools, with funds from Rastriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyan (RMSA), the institutions provide special emphasis on teaching of Science, Maths and English for the rural children.
Three more model schools in Hindoli, Talera, Nainwa blocks have started functioning in the current academic secession while the fourth model school in Keshoraipatan block is in its finale phrase, he said.
Over six hundred students are currently studying in three model schools. Special classes for English speaking are also being organized for the students, Joshi said. Each school building, which includes a play ground along with 23 classrooms, a hall and science and computer labs, has been constructed in the first phrase with the budget of Rs 2.80 corers for each school in the district, he said.
At least 240 girls and boys from about 20 remote villages of Hindoli blocks are regularly attending model school, and parents are happy and enthusiastic with the high tech and sophisticated teaching facilities in the model schools,"
Principal of Swami Vivekanand Model school of Hindoli town, Anil Gupta said. "Those students from remote areas who were afraid of English are now very much familiar with the language and have started speaking the same," Gupta said.