Udupi district a model in State, says Kageri

Udupi district a model in State, says Kageri

Primary and Secondary Education Minister Vishweshwara Hegde Kageri said that Udupi district has set an example for all districts in State by clinching top position in SSLC exams.

The programme ‘Operation hundred percent’ initiated as a pilot project in the district proved immensely helpful in bringing success.

Speaking to media persons here on Tuesday, Primary and Secondary Education Minister said that the state for the first time has set record by registering overall 76.13 per cent results in SSLC. It is 2.23 per cent more than last year’s result.

However in Udupi, which has excelled with nearly 89.53 per cent result, the credit goes to operation 100 per cent introduced in order to get better result as the district was in 6th position last year.

Schools in remote areas like Hejamadi and Kodi have also recorded cent per cent result, he added.

Stating that utmost care will be taken to maintain required number of attendees in government Kannada medium schools in the backdrop of introducing 25 per cent reservations in all schools for underprivileged as part of RTE Act, the Minister said the consequences of the Act affecting government Kannada medium schools will be known this academic year.

Quality education is offered in Kannada medium schools. The Act is strictly brought into force in all schools including private schools from current academic year. There might be no huge troubles in other areas as it is in Bangalore.

Schools have been directed against all odds in the process of introducing the Act. If extra applications are received to the seats that are being reserved, then the schools have been asked to go for lottery.

The Act says that it is the responsibility of the teachers and parents to stop children from dropping out from schools before 8th standard. Private schools also have come forward to initiate the rules. However, there are confusions as the Act is being introduced in a hurry, he added.

About 80 per cent of the school books have delivered to the schools. Except for Mysore division, school uniforms in all other divisions have been distributed. For schools coming under Mysore division, uniforms will be delivered by June 15 to 20.

He expressed confidence of BJP winning the Teachers and Graduates constituencies polls held for Legislative Council. State government has initiated many welfare programmes for teachers, he added.The Minister said that there is no proposal before the government to delay the current academic year in drought hit areas.

All schools in state will reopen on May 30. Ceremonial welcome will be given to all students on the first day. No child should remain out of the record, he said.

Stating that in order to make students capable of competing the centralised CET system, Minister said CBSE syllabus is introduced in the current academic year for PCMB combination in 1st PU. Lecturers are trained to give quality teaching under CBSE syllabus.

A training center is set up at Chitradurga institute of Science. Besides, children are also trained. Although it is not the government responsibility to provide textbooks for PU, the new text books with CBSE syllabus is available at all taluk centers.

Kannada books on the same syllabus will be available in June, he added. The Minister said government is giving free computers to meritorious students in each taluk who have secured first three positions in government schools.

Minister declared that 2nd PUC results will be out on Wednesday. Kageri offered his condolences to MP K G Shivappa who died in a private hospital here, after prolonged illness on Tuesday.

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