Min to donate his salary to improve schools’ infrastructure

DAINIK NATION BUREAU

Upset with the poor infrastructure in government school, state education minister has decided to donate his one month’s salary to improve basic infrastructure of the government schools. Even officer have announced to donate their one day’s salary for the same purpose.

School principals may also give their one day salary for the same. Moreover, education minister Pandey said that in order to improve quality of education in schools and students to get maximum marks in their class X and class XII board examinations, the education department would conduct board examinations in classes V and VIII.

Primary education director RK Kunwar said that level of education in schools has been deteriorating and many of the students are getting pass marks in their annual examination. The central government is also considering the introduction of examinations below Class VIII to judge the education level of enrolled students. The students’ standard at school level will be improved if examination is being conducted regularly. As under the Right to Education Act, children from class I to Class VIII cannot be failed. They are promoted till Class VIII. On the direction of education minister, board exams in Class V and Class VIII would be implemented after central government directs the state education department regarding the same.

Kunwar said that thousands of government primary and junior schools are facing shortage of furniture. Buildings of some government schools are in dilapidated state. Most of the education officers have expressed their willingness to give one day salary for the purpose of addressing these issues. School principals may also give their one day salary for the same and funds would be utilised for improving infrastructure in government schools, he said, adding several other steps are being taken to improve level of education in Government schools.

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