Edn scheme to boost quality, facilities:Kageri

The programme has been extended following positive response, says minister
Last Updated 23 June 2012, 18:09 IST

The State government will organise ‘Shalegagi Navu Neevu’ programme in the schools across the State on July 5, in order to boost quality education and basic facilities in the government schools, said Primary and Secondary Education Minister Vishweshwara Hegade Kageri.

He said the programme has been extended this year too due to the positive response it received during last year. The elected representatives including the ministers, MPs and MLAs, the government officers, panchayat members, the residents and old students will be part of the programme. They will visit the schools, hold discussions with the school staff, parents and children, analyse the problems and try to find out a solution.

Speaking to media persons in the city on Saturday, he said the Department has gone one more step ahead this year in making ‘Shalegagi Navu Neevu’ more effective through evaluating the facilities and loopholes existing in the schools.

The officers would visit the schools, inspect and evaluate them from July 6 to 31. The solutions will be chalked out to solve the problems in the schools once the report is submitted, the Minister said.

Responding to a question on the implementation of the Right to Education Act in the State, he said some confusion prevailed this year as RTE is implemented for the first time in the State. The confusions and apprehensions will be sorted out in the coming years.

Apart from providing the primary education to all the children, the State government also intends to extend this facility to high school level, he stated.

On introduction of CBSE syllabus in I PUC PCMB an National Curriculum Framework in V and VIII Std, Kageri said new syllabus has been introduced in the schools and colleges this year.

However, it demands for some preparation and training to the teachers as well as the students to get used to the syllabus, he said.

(Published 23 June 2012, 18:08 IST)

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