Uttarakhand government: Residential schools to tackle closure of other schools



The Government of Uttarakhand in a bid to provide quality education to the children will set up residential schools in all 13 districts of Uttarakhand. Chief Minister Harish Rawat has said that this will be done by the end of the year.

A government release quoted Mr Rawat as saying that the ‘Rajiv Gandhi Abhinav Awasiya School’ would be opened in the least developed regions of 13 districts in the state. Primary and junior high schools are facing closure due to less number of students in these areas.

The new schools will be built along the same lines as ‘Rajiv Gandhi Navodaya Vidyalaya’. These schools will admit students from schools that shut down because of low attendance. The state government will bear the students’ fees, said Rawat. He added that many private educational institutions have submitted proposals for such schools.

Rawat also said that one of the main reasons for migration from the mountainous region in the state was education and that the state government is trying to improve the education in these regions.

The Principal Secretary of Department of Education and Planning has been directed to make a work plan to check migration from the remote mountainous region due to lack of education and health facility, he said. The next meeting on the same would be held in 15 day





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