The education department has claimed that it had enrolled 121192 new students in the primary, upper primary schools and secondary schools of the state in fortnight long enrolment campaign which ended on Tuesday. The department data shows that a total of 43153 new students were enrolled in the government primary schools while 40318 enrollments were done in the secondary classes. During the campaign, 37717 new students were enrolled in the upper primary schools of the state.
For success of the campaign, the department had appointed nodal officers in all the blocks. During this period the District Education Officers (DEO), Block Education Officers (BEO), block and cluster coordinators visited the schools with fewer enrollments and over viewed the measures to improve the number of students in the schools.
The department had asked the education officers to ensure that all the children between age group 6 to 14 are enrolled the schools. During the campaign the teachers informed the parents about benefits like Mid Day Meal (MDM), free textbooks, free uniforms and better quality of teachers. Apart from them, the co-curricular activities, sports, scholarship programmes, computer education and Child health programmes were also told by the teachers to the parents.
Meanwhile, the last date of the campaign on Tuesday was celebrated as ‘Pravesh-utsav’ in all the Government schools of the state. The director general school education, Jyoti Yadav attended a programme held to mark the day at Government primary school Nagla in Rudrapur while additional secretary education Ravneet Cheema took part at Government Primary school Panditwari in Dehradun. The director education, R K Kunwar was at Government school Ramgarh in Raipur of Dehradun while director Academic Research and Training, Seema Jaunsari attended a programme at Rampur in Sahaspur. Addressing the parents, Jaunsari said that in all the government schools, the textbooks of National Council of Education Research and Training (NCERT) have been implemented which will help the students in competitive examinations.
Wednesday, 17 April 2019 | PNS | Dehradun