3 Kasturba Gandhi schools to have classes 9-12 from next academic yr

  • | Sunday | 15th October, 2023

GHAZIABAD: Classes 9-12 at the Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalayas in Loni, Mukimpur and Rajapur will be operational from academic session 2024-25, according to the district education department. The state has ordered officials to complete infrastructural work by December. The building in Loni is almost 90% complete. Some minor works, like painting and wooden works, are pending. In Mukimpur, the building is ready, but walls, marble work, etc., are pending. We will complete all works soon, said Rakesh Kumar, district education coordinator.By January, admission will likely start. Till now, Kasturba Gandhi schools conducted classes up to Class 8. Then, students had to switch to another school, but as a result, dropout rates among students, especially girls, have been higher. Kasturba Gandhi schools are residential schools for students from economically-weak backgrounds. To reduce dropout rates and encourage girls to continue their education, the KGBVs will conduct classes till 12, said OP Yadav, basic shiksha adhikari.The state has sanctioned nearly Rs 311.8 lakh each for the work at the Loni and Mukimpur schools and Rs 176.6 lakh for the Rajapur school. The Mukimpur and Loni schools will have academic blocks and hostels, while the Rajapur one will have hostels only. A new Kasturba Gandhi school will also come up in the district, but the land is yet to be approved. We also published the following articles recentlyGovt asks Sikkim schools to conduct online classes for senior studentsThe government of Sikkim has instructed all schools in the flood-affected state to conduct online classes for students in Class 9 and above. This measure is intended to compensate for the lost class hours caused by the closure of educational institutions until October 15 due to the flash floods. The Sikkim government initially closed schools for four days after the October 4 flood, but later extended the closure to October 15. At least 70 people have died and 80 others are missing due to the calamity. The total number of affected people is 87,300.In poll-bound MP, Priyanka Gandhi pledges free education till Class 12, stipends up to Rs 1,500The Congress party in Madhya Pradesh has promised free education from classes 1 to 12 and a monthly stipend of Rs 500 to Rs 1,500 for school students if they come to power. Other promises include caste census, 27% OBC quota, filling of backlog vacancies, and inclusion of areas with 50% tribal population under the Sixth Schedule of the Constitution. Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, AICC general secretary, also highlighted the welfare schemes implemented during the previous Congress governments tenure, such as farm loan waivers, increased social security pension, and reduced power bills.Assam to distribute 3.69 lakh bicycles to school studentsThe state government of Assam has announced that over 3.69 lakh bicycles will be given to students in government schools. The distribution will involve a financial outlay of Rs 161 crore. The Chief Minister of Assam, Himanta Biswa Sarma, distributed 12,484 bicycles in the Sonitpur district. Sarma also mentioned that the government plans to provide free bicycles to students from Class VIII onwards starting next year. Additionally, efforts are being made to recruit more teachers and improve the academic environment by merging schools.

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