144 schools notified under Chief Minister’s Model School Scheme: Bukhari

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Minister for Revenue, Relief and Rehabilitation, Syed Basharat Bukhari on behalf of Education Minister, today informed the House that to minimize the gap of General Enrollment Ratio (GER), Centrally Sponsored Scheme RMSA has been launched in the State with the objective to provide a secondary school within a reasonable distance of any habitation.
He said the Secondary School thus established atleast 5 kms from nearest high/higher secondary school would have secondary classes and the scheme is meant to ensure universal access of secondary education by 2017 and universal retention by 2020. Replying to a question by M Y Tarigami, the Minister said that incentive schemes like National Mean-Cum Merit Scholarship (NMMSS) & National Scheme of Incentives to Girls for Secondary Education (NSIGSE) are under implementation in the State.
The Minister said that Chief Minister’s Model School Scheme has been launched in the state and in Phase-1st , 144 schools have been notified under the said scheme in consultation with MLAs/MLCs/MPs. He said that the provision of free coaching under super 50 programme has been also introduced besides E-learning has been started under ICT by establishment of Smart Class Room with computer Labs during current financial year.
The Minister said moreover, vocational education has been introduced in 132 schools of the state and construction of girls’ hostels in EBBs has been taken up. He said that initiative for remedial teaching for the academically weak students of Class-IX has been taken up and Beti Anmol Incentive Scheme is under implementation in the State.
He said that rallies in respect of enrollment drive were conducted at village/zonal level besides all the heads of the institutions are made accountable for bringing back the dropped out children to school. He also said that the detention of the students in the secondary classes has
been minimized.

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