Chandigarh : With focus set on imparting quality education and effecting all-round development of students, the school education department has taken many improvement initiatives including home based education for especially abled students who can not go to school.
Additional Chief Secretary, School Education Department, Dheera Khandelwal, said several initiatives had been taken to improve the quality of school education with stress on learning, listening and speaking abilities of students.
These include reading guarantee programme to providing complete knowledge of hindi and english language. Besides, 238 English medium schools have been made bag-free. Science and Maths have been introduced in English medium from class IX, student assessment test every two months and setting up of six english language labs and Atal Tinkering Laboratories.
“Emphasis has also been laid on imparting training to teachers to teach especially abled students in specific subjects,”she said.
“Under Super 100 programme, 100 meritorious students of government schools having scored more than 85 per cent marks in class 10th would get absolutely free of cost coaching for IIT, JEE, NEET. Vikalg Foundation will provide necessary coaching and mentoring to these students,” she added.
The scheme has been launched for the 2018-19 financial year and entrance test for candidates seeking admission would be conducted in June, she informed.
Under National Skill Qualifications Framework (NSQF), training in 14 skills is being imparted in 1,001 schools, which has benefitted 1,07,182 students, she added.
“Career Counseling and Conflict Management Cells would be set up in districts to impart career related advice and to ensure that students don’t develop the feeling of hatred and jealousy. Teachers and parents could also visit the cell any time and discuss any topic,” she concluded.