Nursery and KG classes will start in 550 more government schools in the state in the coming days. Pre-vocational education will be provided in 50 government schools of classes VI to VIII. For strengthening the education sector in the state, the central government has approved a budget of 950 crores. The budget amount was approved in the meeting of the Project Approval Board held under the aegis of the Ministry of Education in New Delhi. There has been an increase of Rs 164 crore in the annual plan amount as compared to the previous year. For the year 2021-22, the central government had approved a budget of Rs 786 crore. State Principal Secretary Education Dr. Rajneesh and State Project Officer of Samagra Shiksha Abhiyan Dr. Virendra Sharma apprised the central officers about the innovative activities taking place in education with the proposal of the state. Appreciating the work being done in education in the state, the Education Ministry has decided to sanction more amount this year as compared to the previous financial year. At present the number of pre-primary classes in the state is 4,787.Now pre primary classes will start in 550 more schools. Pre-vocational education will be given to the students from class VI to VIII. Vocational education is being imparted in schools from class IX onwards. From class VI itself, interest in vocational education will be increased among the students. Special labs will be set up to make students proficient in English language. ICT labs for computer education will be further strengthened. Emphasis will be given on training of teachers of BRC and primary classes.
Budget will be spent in these areas
annual grants for schools, free textbooks, uniforms, teacher training, teachers’ education, infrastructure facilities, pre-school education, foundational literacy (Nipun Bharat), innovations in education, children with special needs This budget amount will be spent on training of the school management committee and community for quality education for the girl child.