Students of government school who attend their classes and complete their home work regularly will be awarded on the monthly basis by Rajasthan government. Students will be given prize money of Rs 60 and five marks will be added in their final examination conducted at the end of academic year. State government has even given financial approval of Rs 498 cr for this initiative which includes holding various competitions and seminars.
“We have decided to initiate this scheme to improve the quality of education in the schools. Three students who have maximum attendance will be honoured in each school. Similarly three students who complete their home work and class work will also be honoured. It will lead to a fair competition among the students and quality of education will certainly improve,” said Vasu Devnani, school education minister.
State government has also launched a yearly calendar for holding this event on a regular basis in all the schools. Sources informed that more such initiatives will be introduced from next academic session and planning has already started.
Meanwhile educationalists and social activists in the state have strongly recommended state government to ensure homogeneous availability of teachers in all the schools. In last two months more than a dozen incidents have happened in various parts of the state where students locked the main gate of their school as mark of protest against the shortage of teachers.