Govt launches Samagra Shiksha Scheme for school education | Current Affairs, Current Affairs 2018

Govt launches Samagra Shiksha Scheme for school education

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Aiming to focus on improving the quality of education, Ministry of Human Resources Development has launched Samagra Shiksha Scheme.

Speaking at the launch, HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar said,’ an annual grant of five thousand to 20 thousand rupees will be provided for strengthening libraries in schools. The scheme will be focus on digital education’. Samagra Shiksha is a program that unifies learning from the pre-school to class 12 levels and encapsulates elements of the Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan, Rashtriya Madhyamk Shiksha Abhiyan and teacher education. The objectives of the scheme include, provision of quality education, enhancing learning outcomes of students, bridging social and gender gaps in school education and promoting vocationalisation of education. Strengthening teacher education institutions like SCERTs and Diets to improve quality of teachers, annual grant of Rs 5,000 to Rs 20,000 per school for strengthening of libraries

The Samagra Shiksha Abhiyan aims to treat education holistically as a continuum from pre-school to class 12. It is evidence of the govt’s commitment to provide quality education to equip all children with varied skills and knowledge essential for their development.

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