CM, ministers to visit govt schools on July 5

CM, ministers to visit govt schools on July 5

Disclosing this to reporters on Friday, Primary and Secondary Education Minister Vishweshwara Hegde Kageri said elected representatives will take part in various activities in the schools to ensure effective implementation of the Act. He said he has spoken to the chief minister in this regard, who has agreed to spend the whole day in schools on July 5.

Though draft rules to implement under the Act have been framed, they are yet to be approved by the State Cabinet. However, the government has in principle accepted the Act enacted by the Centre recently.

The government will also organise a two-day convention of officers of Education department to debate on issues concerning improving the quality of education in its schools and programmes to be designed for the purpose from June 23 in Bangalore. Officials of the rank of block educational officers and above will be part of the convention. About 500 officers are expected to participate.

A committee would be set up to study and recommend measures to rectify pay anomalies of primary and high school teachers and pre-university college lecturers. The   report will be submitted by this month end, he said.

Another committee has been formed to guide the government on improving standards of education in vocational training centres under National Vocational Educational Qualification Framework Policy being evolved by the Union government. Industries would be involved in the exercise so that these vocational training centres can create the required manpower, Kageri said.

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